Magnetic fields and shock waves in cluster outskirts

Дата и время публикации : 2011-02-09T18:20:43Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
M. Bruggen
R. J. van Weeren
H. J. A. Rottgering

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Ссылка на журнал-издание не найдена
Коментарии к cтатье: To appear in proceedings of “Non-thermal phenomena in colliding galaxy clusters” (Nice, France, Nov 2010)
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO

Краткий обзор статьи: Both, X-ray and radio observations, are beginning to probe regions in galaxy clusters close to the virial radius. These are particularly interesting regions as they are (i) crucial for the thermal evolution of the intra-cluster medium and (ii) they host plasmas under conditions that are poorly understood. Recently discovered giant radio relics in the galaxy cluster CIZA J2242.8+5301 provide unprecedented evidence for particle acceleration in cluster outskirts. We will discuss some of the intriguing puzzles that surround these relics. The polarisation of the radio emission yields information about the topology of magnetic fields in these shock waves. Here we report on MHD simulations that highlight some problems about the origin of these magnetic fields.

Category: Physics