The properties of cooling flows in X-ray luminous clusters of galaxies

  title={The properties of cooling flows in X-ray luminous clusters of galaxies},
  author={S. W. Allen},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • S. Allen
  • Published 28 February 2000
  • Physics
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We discuss the X-ray properties of the cooling flows in a sample of 30 highly X-ray luminous clusters of galaxies, observed using the ASCA and ROSAT satellites. We demonstrate the need for multiphase models to consistently explain the spectral and imaging X-ray data for the clusters. The mass deposition rates of the cooling flows, independently determined from the ASCA spectra and ROSAT images, exhibit good agreement and exceed 1000 M⊙ yr−1 in the largest systems. We confirm the presence of… 
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