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Radio Galaxy Feedback in X-ray-selected Groups from COSMOS: The Effect on the Intracluster Medium

Giodini, S. and Smolčić, V. and Finoguenov, A. and Boehringer, H. and Bîrzan, L. and Zamorani, G. and Oklopčić, A. and Pierini, D. and Pratt, G. W. and Schinnerer, E. and Massey, R. and Koekemoer, A. M. and Salvato, M. and Sanders, D. B. and Kartaltepe, J. .S. and Thompson, D. (2010) Radio Galaxy Feedback in X-ray-selected Groups from COSMOS: The Effect on the Intracluster Medium. Astrophysical Journal, 714 (1). pp. 218-228. ISSN 0004-637X. doi:10.1088/0004-637X/714/1/218.

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We quantify the importance of the mechanical energy released by radio galaxies inside galaxy groups. We use scaling relations to estimate the mechanical energy released by 16 radio-active galactic nuclei located inside X-raydetected galaxy groups in the COSMOS field. By comparing this energy output to the host groups’ gravitational binding energy,we find that radio galaxies produce sufficient energy to unbind a significant fraction of the intragroup medium. This unbinding effect is negligible in massive galaxy clusters with deeper potential wells. Our results correctly reproduce the breaking of self-similarity observed in the scaling relation between entropy and temperature for galaxy groups.

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Smolčić, V.0000-0002-3893-8614
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Additional Information:© 2010 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2009 October 30; accepted 2010 February 19; published 2010 April 8. S.G. acknowledges support by the DFG Cluster of Excellence “Origin and Structure of the universe” ( S.G. thanks A. Merloni for helpful comments. V.S. acknowledges support from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, which is supported by the National Science Foundation through grant AST-0838260. V.S. and A.O. thank Unity through Knowledge Fund ( for collaboration support through the “Homeland Visit” grant. A.O. thanks California Institute of Technology for generous support through NASA grants 1292462 and 1344606. We acknowledge the contributions of the entire COSMOS collaboration; more informations on the COSMOS survey are available at∼cosmos. The authors acknowledge the National Radio Astronomy Observatory for support. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.
Group:COSMOS, Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:intergalactic medium; galaxies: active; galaxies: clusters: general; radio continuum: galaxies; X-rays: galaxies: clusters
Issue or Number:1
Classification Code:PACS: 98.54.Gr; 95.30.Sf; 98.70.Qy; 98.65.Bv; 98.54.Cm; 98.80.-k
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Official Citation:S. Giodini et al 2010 ApJ 714 218 doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/714/1/218
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Deposited On:27 May 2010 20:25
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