A possible heating mechanism for the X-ray-emitting plasma within clusters of galaxies

R. Bingham, B. J. Kellett, U. De Angelis, V. N. Tsytovich, P. K. Shukla

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Abstract

X-ray and extreme ultraviolet emission from galaxy clusters can be interpreted as thermal emission from a hot plasma gravitationally bound to the cluster and constituting a significant amount of the mass of the cluster. The origin of this plasma and its thermal energy content can be linked to the formation process through the theory of self-organization of these structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-450
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
Volume79
Issue number4
Early online date18 Mar 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • extreme ultraviolet emission
  • formation process
  • galaxy clusters
  • heating mechanisms
  • hot plasmas
  • self organizations
  • thermal emissions
  • within clusters

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