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2004ApJ...609..603H - Astrophys. J., 609, 603-616 (2004/July-2)

X-ray temperatures for the extended medium-sensitivity survey high-redshift cluster sample: constraints on cosmology and the dark energy equation of state.


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We measure the X-ray temperature (and luminosity) with ASCA of all but one cluster in the Einstein Extended Medium-Sensitivity Survey (EMSS) high-redshift (z≥0.3) sample. We compare these data to a complete sample of low-redshift clusters that also has temperature measurements, thereby providing cosmological constraints. Improvements over our previous work include (1) an enlarged high-redshift sample; (2) temperatures for the low-redshift comparison sample that come from the same instrument as the high-redshift sample; (3) the elimination of three EMSS clusters with the same redshift as the target (i.e., not truly serendipitous) and a fourth with an ASCA flux well below the completeness limit; (4) using a theoretical cluster mass function that more closely matches N-body simulations (the Sheth-Torman function); (5) using a cold dark matter power spectrum instead of a power law; (6) using a general cosmology with arbitrary matter density and cosmological constant; (7) using a cosmology that generalizes the cosmological constant to quintessence; (8) including the effects of temperature measurement errors and scatter in the cluster luminosity-temperature relation; and (9) marginalizing over the poorly known normalization of the mass-temperature relation. We find an allowed band in the Ωm0Λ0plane of different orientation to the band of constraints provided by the supernovae Ia Hubble diagram and the cosmic microwave background fluctuations. All three bands intersect at the same place: Ωm0~0.3, ΩΛ0~0.7. We measure the quintessence equation-of-state parameter to be w=-(0.42±0.21) (68% confidence for one interesting parameter), consistent with previously determined upper limits. We measure the normalization of the mass fluctuation power spectrum to be σ8=0.66±0.16 (68% confidence for three interesting parameters). Systematic errors are larger than the statistical errors only for σ8with our sample; thus the errors for it depend on the details of the marginalization over the temperature-mass normalization.

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Journal keyword(s): Cosmology: Cosmological Parameters - Cosmology: Observations - Galaxies: Clusters: General - Cosmology: Large-Scale Structure of Universe - X-Rays: Galaxies

Errata: erratum vol. 732, art. 130 (2011)

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