Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 579A, 92-92 (2015/7-1)
The Extended GMRT Radio Halo Survey. II. Further results and analysis of the full sample.
KALE R., VENTURI T., GIACINTUCCI S., DALLACASA D., CASSANO R., BRUNETTI G., CUCITI V., MACARIO G. and ATHREYA R.
Abstract (from CDS):
The intra-cluster medium contains cosmic rays and magnetic fields that are manifested through the large scale synchrotron sources, termed radio haloes, relics, and mini-haloes. The Extended Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) Radio Halo Survey (EGRHS) is an extension of the GMRT Radio Halo Survey (GRHS) designed to search for radio haloes using GMRT 610/235MHz observations. The GRHS and EGRHS consists of 64 clusters in the redshift range 0.2-0.4 that have an X-ray luminosity larger than 5x1044erg/s in the 0.1-2.4keV band and declination, δ>-31° in the REFLEX and eBCS X-ray cluster catalogues. In this second paper in the series, GMRT 610/235MHz data on the last batch of 11 galaxy clusters and the statistical analysis of the full sample are presented. A new mini-halo in RXJ2129.6+0005 and candidate diffuse sources in Z5247, A2552, and Z1953 have been discovered. A unique feature of this survey are the upper limits on the detections of 1Mpc sized radio haloes; 4 new are presented here, making a total of 31 in the survey. Of the sample, 58 clusters with adequately sensitive radio information were used to obtain the most accurate occurrence fractions so far. The occurrence fractions of radio haloes, mini-haloes and relics in our sample are ∼22%, ∼16% and ∼5%, respectively. The P1.4GHz-LX diagrams for the radio haloes and mini-haloes are presented. The morphological estimators - centroid shift (w), concentration parameter (c), and power ratios (P3/P0) derived from the Chandra X-ray images - are used as proxies for the dynamical states of the GRHS and EGRHS clusters. The clusters with radio haloes and mini-haloes occupy distinct quadrants in the c-w, c-P3/P0 and w-P3/P0 planes, corresponding to the more and less morphological disturbance, respectively. The non-detections span both the quadrants.
galaxies: clusters: general - radio continuum: galaxies
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