Cluster Heating by AGN Outflows

Type Conference Paper
Names Brian J. Morsony, S. Heinz, M. Bruggen
Proceedings Title Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Conference Name American Astronomical Society, AAS Meeting #215, #411.24
Volume 42
Pages 244
Date January 1, 2010
Library Catalog NASA ADS
Abstract We present hydrodynamical simulations of the interaction between AGN jets and gas in a galaxy cluster. Simulations cover a range of AGN luminosities from 1044 to 1047 ergs/s. Morphological comparisons with X-ray and radio observations allow us to assess the importance of large scales motions within the cluster on the evolution of bubbles created by the AGN. We find that multipe bubbles can be created by a single episode of AGN activity. We also present a quantitative analysis of energy deposition by the AGN into the cluster gas.
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