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A possible heating mechanism for the X-ray-emitting plasma within clusters of galaxies

  • R. BINGHAM (a1) (a2), B. J. KELLETT (a1), U. DE ANGELIS (a3), V. N. TSYTOVICH (a4) and P. K. SHUKLA (a5)...

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X-ray and extreme ultraviolet emission from galaxy clusters can be interpreted as thermal emission from a hot plasma gravitationally bound to the cluster and constituting a significant amount of the mass of the cluster. The origin of this plasma and its thermal energy content can be linked to the formation process through the theory of self-organization of these structures.

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A possible heating mechanism for the X-ray-emitting plasma within clusters of galaxies

  • R. BINGHAM (a1) (a2), B. J. KELLETT (a1), U. DE ANGELIS (a3), V. N. TSYTOVICH (a4) and P. K. SHUKLA (a5)...

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