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2011MNRAS.410.1939Z - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 410, 1939-1956 (2011/January-3)

Strong-lensing analysis of a complete sample of 12 MACS clusters at z > 0.5: mass models and EINSTEIN radii.


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We present the results of a strong-lensing analysis of a complete sample of 12 very luminous X-ray clusters at z > 0.5 using HST/ACS images. Our modelling technique has uncovered some of the largest known critical curves outlined by many accurately predicted sets of multiple images. The distribution of Einstein radii has a median value of ≃ 28 arcsec (for a source redshift of zs ∼ 2), twice as large as other lower z samples, and extends to 55 arcsec for MACS J0717.5+3745, with an impressive enclosed Einstein mass of 7.4 {x} 1014 M. We find that nine clusters cover a very large area (>2.5 arcmin2) of high magnification (µ > 10{x}) for a source redshift of zs ∼ 8, providing primary targets for accessing the first stars and galaxies. We compare our results with theoretical predictions of the standard Λ cold dark matter (ΛCDM) model which we show systematically fall short of our measured Einstein radii by a factor of ≃ 1.4, after accounting for the effect of lensing projection. Nevertheless, a revised analysis, once arc redshifts become available, and similar analyses of larger samples, is needed in order to establish more precisely the level of discrepancy with ΛCDM predictions.

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Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing: strong - galaxies: clusters: general - galaxies: clusters: individual: MACS {em z} > 0.5 sample - dark matter

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