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Title: On the evolution of cluster scaling relations

Understanding the evolution of scaling relations between the observable properties of clusters and their total mass is key to realizing their potential as cosmological probes. In this study, we investigate whether the evolution of cluster scaling relations is affected by the spurious evolution of mass caused by the evolving reference density with respect to which halo masses are defined (pseudo-evolution). We use the relation between mass, M, and velocity dispersion, σ, as a test case, and show that the deviation from the M-σ relation of cluster-sized halos caused by pseudo-evolution is smaller than 10% for a wide range of mass definitions. The reason for this small impact is a tight relation between the velocity dispersion and mass profiles, σ(
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 (United States)
  2. Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (WPI), The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba, 277-8583 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22348436
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 779; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; APPROXIMATIONS; COSMOLOGY; DENSITY; DISPERSIONS; EQUILIBRIUM; EVOLUTION; EXCEPTIONS; GALAXIES; GALAXY CLUSTERS; MASS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SCALING