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AMI observations of 10 CLASH galaxy clusters: SZ and X-ray data used together to determine cluster dynamical states

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Olamaie, M 
Perrott, YC 
Russell, HR 
Feroz, F 


© 2016 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society.Using Arcminute Microkelvin Imager (AMI) Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) observations towards 10 CLASH (Cluster Lensing and Supernova Survey with Hubble) clusters, we investigate the influence of cluster mergers on observational galaxy cluster studies. Although selected to be largely relaxed, there is disagreement in the literature on the dynamical states of CLASH sample members. We analyse ourAMIdata in a fully Bayesianway to produce estimated cluster parameters and consider the intrinsic correlations in our Navarro, Frenk and White/generalized Navarro, Frenk and White-based model. Varying pressure profile shape parameters, illustrating an influence of mergers on scaling relations, induces small deviations from the canonical selfsimilar predictions - in agreement with simulations of Poole et al. (2007) who found that merger activity causes only small scatter perpendicular to the relations. We demonstrate this effect observationally using the different dependences of SZ and X-ray signals to ne that cause different sensitivities to the shocking and/or fractionation produced by mergers. Plotting YX-Mgas relations (where YX = MgasT) derived from AMI SZ and from Chandra X-ray gives ratios of AMI and Chandra YX and Mgas estimates that indicate movement of clusters along the scaling relation, as predicted by Poole et al. (2007). Clusters that have moved most along the relation have the most discrepant TSZ and TX estimates: all the other clusters (apart from one) have SZ and X-ray estimates of Mgas, T and YX that agree within r500. We use SZ versus X-ray discrepancies in conjunction with Chandra maps and TX profiles, making comparisons with simulated cluster merger maps in Poole et al. (2006) to identify disturbed members of our sample and estimate merger stages.



methods: observational, techniques: interferometric, galaxies: clusters: general, large-scale structure of Universe

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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Oxford University Press
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/H008586/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/J005673/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/K00333X/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/M001172/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/M00418X/1)
Science and Technology Facilities Council (ST/M007065/1)
We thank the staff of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory for their invaluable assistance in the commissioning and operation of AMI, which is supported by Cambridge University. WJH and CR are grateful for the support of STFC Studentships. CR also acknowledges the support of Cambridge University. MO and YCP acknowledge support from Research Fellowships from Sidney Sussex College and Trinity College, Cambridge, respectively. We thank Arif Babul for his assistance in accessing the Poole et al. online materials. Much of this work was undertaken on the COSMOS Shared Memory system at DAMTP, Cambridge University, operated on behalf of the STFC DiRAC HPC Facility. This equipment is funded by BIS National E-infrastructure capital grant ST/J005673/1 and STFC grants ST/H008586/1, ST/K00333X/1.