Turning AGN Bubbles into Radio Relics with Sloshing: Modeling CR Transport with Realistic Physics

  title={Turning AGN Bubbles into Radio Relics with Sloshing: Modeling CR Transport with Realistic Physics},
  author={John A. ZuHone and K Ehlert and Rainer Weinberger and Christoph Pfrommer},
Radio relics are arc-like synchrotron sources at the periphery of galaxy clusters, produced by cosmic-ray electrons in a μG magnetic field, which are believed to have been (re-)accelerated by merger shock fronts. However, not all relics appear at the same location as shocks as seen in the X-ray. In a previous work, we suggested that the shape of some relics may result from the pre-existing spatial distribution of cosmic-ray electrons, and tested this hypothesis using simulations by launching… 

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