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2010MNRAS.406.1134S - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 406, 1134-1139 (2010/August-1)

Offset between dark matter and ordinary matter: evidence from a sample of 38 lensing clusters of galaxies.

SHAN H., QIN B., FORT B., TAO C., WU X.-P. and ZHAO H.

Abstract (from CDS):

We compile a sample of 38 galaxy clusters which have both X-ray and strong lensing observations, and study for each cluster the projected offset between the dominant component of baryonic matter centre (measured by X-rays) and the gravitational centre (measured by strong lensing). Among the total sample, 45 per cent clusters have offsets >10arcsec. The >10arcsec separations are significant, considering the arcsecond precision in the measurement of the lensing/X-ray centres. This suggests that it might be a common phenomenon in unrelaxed galaxy clusters that gravitational field is separated spatially from the dominant component of baryonic matter. It also has consequences for lensing models of unrelaxed clusters since the gas mass distribution may differ from the dark matter distribution and give perturbations to the modelling. Such offsets can be used as a statistical tool for comparison with the results of Lambda cold dark matter (ΛCDM) simulations and to test the modified dynamics.

Abstract Copyright: © 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 RAS

Journal keyword(s): gravitational lensing: strong - dark matter - X-rays: galaxies: clusters

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