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2009A&A...505...45G - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 505, 45-53 (2009/10-1)

Testing the radio halo-cluster merger scenario. The case of RXC J2003.5-2323.

GIACINTUCCI S., VENTURI T., BRUNETTI G., DALLACASA D., MAZZOTTA P., CASSANO R., BARDELLI S. and ZUCCA E.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present a combined radio, X-ray, and optical study of the galaxy cluster RXCJ2003.5-2323. The cluster hosts one of the largest, most powerful, and distant giant radio halos known to date, suggesting that it may be undergoing a strong merger. The aim of our multiwavelength study is to investigate the radio-halo cluster merger scenario. We studied the radio properties of the giant radio halo in RXCJ2003.5-2323 by means of new radio data obtained at 1.4GHz with the Very Large Array, and at 240MHz with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, in combination with previously published GMRT data at 610MHz. The dynamical state of the cluster was investigated by means of X-ray Chandra observations and optical ESO-NTT observations. Our study confirms that RXCJ2003.5-2323 is an unrelaxed cluster. The unusual filamentary and clumpy morphology of the radio halo could be due to a combination of the filamentary structure of the magnetic field and turbulence in the inital stage of a cluster merger.

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Journal keyword(s): radiation mechanisms: non-thermal - galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: clusters: individual: RXCJ2003.5-2323

Nomenclature: Fig. 1: [GVB2009] A (Nos A-H). Fig. 5: [GVB2009] PN (Nos P1-P2), [GVB2009] Clump W (Nos Clump N, Clump S).

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