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2016ApJ...829L..23B - Astrophys. J., 829, L23-L23 (2016/October-1)

ALMA-SZ detection of a galaxy cluster merger shock at half the age of the Universe.

BASU K., SOMMER M., ERLER J., ECKERT D., VAZZA F., MAGNELLI B., BERTOLDI F. and TOZZI P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present ALMA measurements of a merger shock using the thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect signal, at the location of a radio relic in the famous El Gordo galaxy cluster at z~0.9. Multi-wavelength analysis in combination with the archival Chandra data and a high-resolution radio image provides a consistent picture of the thermal and non-thermal signal variation across the shock front and helps to put robust constraints on the shock Mach number as well as the relic magnetic field. We employ a Bayesian analysis technique for modeling the SZ and X-ray data self-consistently, illustrating respective parameter degeneracies. Combined results indicate a shock with Mach number { \mathcal M }={2.4}_{-0.6}^{+1.3}, which in turn suggests a high value of the magnetic field (of the order of 4-10 µG) to account for the observed relic width at 2 GHz. At roughly half the current age of the universe, this is the highest-redshift direct detection of a cluster shock to date, and one of the first instances of an ALMA-SZ observation in a galaxy cluster. It shows the tremendous potential for future ALMA-SZ observations to detect merger shocks and other cluster substructures out to the highest redshifts.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: clusters: individual: ACT-CL J0102 4915 - galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium - galaxies: clusters: intracluster medium

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