Accession Number : ADA520927


Title :   Hard X-Ray Properties of the Merging Cluster Abell 3667 as Observed with Suzaku


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : TOKYO UNIV (JAPAN) DEPT OF PHYSICS


Personal Author(s) : Nakazawa, Kazuhiro ; Sarazin, Craig L ; Kawaharada, Madoka ; Kitaguchi, Takao ; Okuyama, Sho ; Makishima, Kazuo ; Kawano, Naomi ; Fukazawa, Yasushi ; Inoue, Susumu ; Takizawa, Motokazu ; Wik, Daniel R ; Finoguenov, Alexis ; Clarke, Tracy E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a520927.pdf


Report Date : Aug 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 18


Abstract : Wide-band Suzaku data on the merging cluster Abell 3667 were examined for hard X-ray emission in excess to the known thermal component. Suzaku detected X-ray signals in a wide energy band from 0.5 to 40 keV. The hard X-ray (10 keV) flux observed by the HXD around the cluster center cannot be explained by a simple extension the thermal emission with an average temperature of approx. 7 keV. The emission is most likely to be from a very hot kT 13.2 keV) thermal component around the cluster center, produced via a strong heating process in a merger. In the north-west radio relic, no signature of non-thermal emission was observed. Using the HXD, the overall upperlimit flux within a 34' x 34' field-of-view around the relic was derived to be 5.3 x 10(exp -12) ergs/s/sq cm in the 10-40 keV band, after subtracting the ICM contribution estimated using the XIS or the XMM-Newton spectra. Directly on the relic region, the upper limit is further tightened by the XIS data to be less than 7.3 x 10(exp -13) erg/s/sq cm, when converted into the 10?40 keV band. The latter value suggest that the average magnetic field within the relic is higher than 1.6 microG. The non-thermal pressure due to magnetic fields and relativistic electrons may be as large as 20% of the thermal pressure in the region.


Descriptors :   *HARD X RAYS , *CLUSTERING , *GALAXIES , MICROWAVES , BROADBAND , PHOTONS , THERMAL RADIATION , ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORIES , RELATIVISTIC ELECTRONS , COMPTON SCATTERING , RADIANT FLUX DENSITY , SPECTROMETRY , OBSERVATION , REPRINTS , MAGNETIC FIELDS


Subject Categories : Astronomy
      Astrophysics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE