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Richness dependence of the recent evolution of clusters of galaxies
Manolis Plionis
Tovmassian Hrant
Acceso Abierto
Galaxies: clusters: general
Galaxies: evolution
We revisit the issue of the recent dynamical evolution of clusters of galaxies using a simple of Abell, Corwin & Olowin (ACO) clusters with z < 0.14, which has been selected such that it does not contain clusters with multiple velocity components nor strongly merging or interacting clusters, as revealed in X-rays.We use as proxies of the cluster dynamical state the projected cluster ellipticity, velocity dispersion and X-ray luminosity. We find indications for a recent dynamical evolution of this cluster population, which however strongly depends on the cluster richness. Poor clusters appear to be undergoing their primary phase of virialization, with their ellipticity increasing with redshift with a rate dϵ/dz ≃ 2.5 ± 0.4, while the richest clusters show an ellipticity evolution in the opposite direction (with dϵ/dz ≃−1.2 ± 0.1), which could be due to secondary infall. When taking into account sampling effects due to the magnitude-limited nature of the ACO cluster catalogue we find no significant evolution of the cluster X-ray luminosity, while the velocity dispersion increases with decreasing redshift, independent of the cluster richness, at a rate dσv/dz≃−1700 ± 400 km s⁻¹.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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Plionis, Manolis., et al., (2009). Richness dependence of the recent evolution of clusters of galaxies, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Vol. 395(1):2–10
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