TitleClusters of galaxies : beyond the thermal view
Author(s)Jelle Kaastra (ed.)
PublicationNew York, Springer, 2008.
Description1 online resource (418 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Abstract NoteThis book presents a review about the physics of clusters of galaxies beyond the standard thermal view. The book first gives a general introduction to clusters of galaxies. It discusses the properties of the hot, virialised gas in these clusters. But the main focus is upon what is beyond this thermal gas: the surrounding warm-hot intergalactic medium, non-thermal emission components and the chemical enrichment of the clusters and their environments. What is the evolution of the hot gas in clusters and the surrounding cosmic web? How does it reach equilibrium? What is the role of magnetic fields and shocks? Has the WHIM been detetected? Are there non-thermal components in clusters? How does the metallicity evolve? These questions and many others are addressed from three different points of view: observations, theory of the physical processes and numerical simulations. The book is written as a tutorial review. It is meant as an introduction for professionals and students wishing to work in this field. This means that no attempt is made to give a complete overview of all the work that has been done in this field, but to focus upon what needs to be known to be able to work in this field, and to explain to the reader basic processes, techniques and observations that experts often assume to be common knowledge
Contents NoteCover -- Contents -- CHAPTER 1 Clusters of Galaxies: Beyond the Thermal View -- CHAPTER 2 Clusters of Galaxies: Setting the Stage -- CHAPTER 3 FUV and X-Ray Absorption in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium -- CHAPTER 4 Soft X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Excess Emission from Clusters of Galaxies -- CHAPTER 5 Nonthermal Phenomena in Clusters of Galaxies -- CHAPTER 6 Observations of Extended Radio Emission in Clusters -- CHAPTER 7 Cosmological Shock Waves -- CHAPTER 8 Equilibration Processes in the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium -- CHAPTER 9 Thermal Radiation Processes -- CHAPTER 10 Nonthermal Radiation Mechanisms -- CHAPTER 11 Particle Acceleration Mechanisms -- CHAPTER 12 Simulation Techniques for Cosmological Simulations -- CHAPTER 13 Thermodynamical Properties of the ICM from Hydrodynamical Simulations -- CHAPTER 14 Numerical Simulations of the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium -- CHAPTER 15 Non-Thermal Processes in Cosmological Simulations -- CHAPTER 16 Observations of Metals in the Intra-Cluster Medium -- CHAPTER 17 Metal Enrichment Processes -- CHAPTER 18 The Chemical Enrichment of the ICM from Hydrodynamical Simulations -- CHAPTER 19 Future Instrumentation for the Study of the Warm-Hot Intergalactic Medium
Notes"Previously published in Space science reviews, volume 134, issues 1-4, 2008.". -Includes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. GALAXIES 4. SCIENCE 5. Thermogravimetry
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