METALS IN THE ICM: WITNESSES OF CLUSTER FORMATION AND EVOLUTION
AbstractThe baryonic composition of galaxy clusters and groups is dominated by a hot, X-ray emitting Intra-Cluster Medium (ICM). The mean metallicity of the ICM has been found to be roughly 0.3 ÷ 0.5 times the solar value, therefore a large fraction of this gas cannot be of purely primordial origin. Indeed, the distribution and amount of metals in the ICM is a direct consequence of the past history of star formation in the cluster galaxies and of the processes responsible for the injection of enriched material into the ICM. We here shortly summarize the current views on the chemical enrichment, focusing on the observational evidence in terms of metallicity measurements in clusters, spatial metallicity distribution and evolution, and expectations from future missions.
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Lovisari, L., Laganá, T. F., Borm, K., Schellenberger, G., & Reiprich, T. H. (2013). METALS IN THE ICM: WITNESSES OF CLUSTER FORMATION AND EVOLUTION. Acta Polytechnica, 53(A), 579–582. https://doi.org/10.14311/AP.2013.53.0579