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Title: XMM-Newton Spectroscopy of the Cluster of Galaxies 2a 0335+096

Abstract

We present here the results of a deep (130 ks) XMM-Newton observation of the cluster of galaxies 2A 0335+096. The deep exposure allows us to study in detail its temperature structure and its elemental abundances. We fit three different thermal models and find that the multi-temperature wdem model fits our data best. We find that the abundance structure of the cluster is consistent with a scenario where the relative number of Type Ia supernovae contributing to the enrichment of the intra-cluster medium is {approx}25%, while the relative number of core collapse supernovae is {approx}75%. Comparison of the observed abundances to the supernova yields does not allow us to put any constrains on the contribution of Pop III stars to the enrichment of the ICM. Radial abundance profiles show a strong central peak of both Type Ia and core collapse supernova products. Both the temperature and iron abundance maps show an asymmetry in the direction of the elongated morphology of the surface brightness. In particular the temperature map shows a sharp change over a brightness edge on the southern side of the core, which was identified as a cold front in the Chandra data. This suggests that the cluster is inmore » the process of a merger with a subcluster. Moreover, we find that the blobs or filaments discovered in the core of the cluster by Chandra are, contrary to the previous results, colder than the ambient gas and they appear to be in pressure equilibrium with their environment.« less

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Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
878003
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-11633
astro-ph/0512401; TRN: US200609%%114
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABUNDANCE; ASYMMETRY; BRIGHTNESS; GALAXIES; IRON; MORPHOLOGY; SPECTROSCOPY; STARS; SUPERNOVAE; Astrophysics,ASTRO

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Werner, Norbert, /SRON, Utrecht, de Plaa, J., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Kaastra, J.S., /SRON, Utrecht, Vink, Jacco, Bleeker, J.A.M., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Tamura, T. /Sagamihara, Inst. Space Astron. Sci., Peterson, J.R., /KIPAC, Menlo Park, Verbunt, F., and /Utrecht U. XMM-Newton Spectroscopy of the Cluster of Galaxies 2a 0335+096. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/878003.
Werner, Norbert, /SRON, Utrecht, de Plaa, J., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Kaastra, J.S., /SRON, Utrecht, Vink, Jacco, Bleeker, J.A.M., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Tamura, T. /Sagamihara, Inst. Space Astron. Sci., Peterson, J.R., /KIPAC, Menlo Park, Verbunt, F., & /Utrecht U. XMM-Newton Spectroscopy of the Cluster of Galaxies 2a 0335+096. United States. doi:10.2172/878003.
Werner, Norbert, /SRON, Utrecht, de Plaa, J., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Kaastra, J.S., /SRON, Utrecht, Vink, Jacco, Bleeker, J.A.M., /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U., Tamura, T. /Sagamihara, Inst. Space Astron. Sci., Peterson, J.R., /KIPAC, Menlo Park, Verbunt, F., and /Utrecht U. Tue . "XMM-Newton Spectroscopy of the Cluster of Galaxies 2a 0335+096". United States. doi:10.2172/878003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/878003.
@article{osti_878003,
title = {XMM-Newton Spectroscopy of the Cluster of Galaxies 2a 0335+096},
author = {Werner, Norbert and /SRON, Utrecht and de Plaa, J. and /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U. and Kaastra, J.S. and /SRON, Utrecht and Vink, Jacco and Bleeker, J.A.M. and /SRON, Utrecht /Utrecht U. and Tamura, T. /Sagamihara, Inst. Space Astron. Sci. and Peterson, J.R. and /KIPAC, Menlo Park and Verbunt, F. and /Utrecht U.},
abstractNote = {We present here the results of a deep (130 ks) XMM-Newton observation of the cluster of galaxies 2A 0335+096. The deep exposure allows us to study in detail its temperature structure and its elemental abundances. We fit three different thermal models and find that the multi-temperature wdem model fits our data best. We find that the abundance structure of the cluster is consistent with a scenario where the relative number of Type Ia supernovae contributing to the enrichment of the intra-cluster medium is {approx}25%, while the relative number of core collapse supernovae is {approx}75%. Comparison of the observed abundances to the supernova yields does not allow us to put any constrains on the contribution of Pop III stars to the enrichment of the ICM. Radial abundance profiles show a strong central peak of both Type Ia and core collapse supernova products. Both the temperature and iron abundance maps show an asymmetry in the direction of the elongated morphology of the surface brightness. In particular the temperature map shows a sharp change over a brightness edge on the southern side of the core, which was identified as a cold front in the Chandra data. This suggests that the cluster is in the process of a merger with a subcluster. Moreover, we find that the blobs or filaments discovered in the core of the cluster by Chandra are, contrary to the previous results, colder than the ambient gas and they appear to be in pressure equilibrium with their environment.},
doi = {10.2172/878003},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Tue Jan 17 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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