Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 459, 2525-2538 (2016/July-1)
The ATCA REXCESS Diffuse Emission Survey (ARDES) - I. Detection of a giant radio halo and a likely radio relic.
SHAKOURI S., JOHNSTON-HOLLITT M. and PRATT G.W.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present the results of the radio halo survey of 16 REXCESS southern clusters up to a redshift of 0.2 with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) at 1.4 and 2.1 GHz. This cluster sample called the ATCA REXCESS Diffuse Emission Survey (ARDES) includes clusters in a wide range of X-ray luminosities and is morphologically unbiased. We find two diffuse radio sources in the clusters RXCJ2234.5-3744 (Abell 3888) and RXCJ0225.1-2928. The diffuse radio emission in RXCJ2234.5-3744 is a giant radio halo and the diffuse emission in RXCJ0225.1-2928 is a peculiar radio relic candidate. The radio halo has a spectral index of α=-1.48 ± 0.14 and the K-corrected P1.4 is 1.9 ± 0.2 x 1024 W Hz–1. The properties of the detected halo are consistent with both the current P1.4-LX and P1.4-YSZ correlations. The putative radio relic is located approximately 1 Mpc from the cluster in a filament and has a physical extent of 346 ± 20 kpc and a power of P1.4=3.3 ± 0.8 x 1023 W Hz–1, which places it in the lower power region of currently known relics.