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Title:
X-ray galaxy clusters in the large-scale structure
Authors:
Böhringer, H.; Schuecker, P.; Nowak, N.; Popesso, P.; Huber, M.
Publication:
Outskirts of Galaxy Clusters: Intense Life in the Suburbs. Edited by Antonaldo Diaferio, IAU Colloquium #195, p.12-18
Publication Date:
07/2004
Origin:
CUP
Comment:
ISBN: 052184908X
DOI:
10.1017/S1743921304000055
Bibliographic Code:
2004ogci.conf...12B

Abstract

In this contribution we investigate the connection between clusters of galaxies and their large-scale environment, with an emphasis on clusters which are well characterized by their X-ray emission. We show that this connection is so tight that clusters can be used as perfect tracers of the large-scale matter distribution and thus for cosmological tests. The correlation of the X-ray traced cluster mass and the optical luminosity of the galaxy content of clusters shows that the dark matter and galaxy distribution are tightly connected, but we also observe a scatter which is so far not well understood. We further explore the correlation of the galaxy population mix with the geometry of the large-scale structure features. On larger scales we also find correlations of the properties of galaxy clusters with the density of their large-scale structure environment.

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