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Magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies

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Feretti, L and Johnston-Hollitt, M, Magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies, New Astronomy Reviews, 48, (11-12) pp. 1145-1150. ISSN 1387-6473 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.newar.2004.09.035

Abstract

An important area of study of cosmic magnetic fields is on the largest scales, those of clusters of galaxies. In the last decade it has become clear that the intra-cluster medium in clusters of galaxies is magnetized and that magnetic fields play a critical role in the cluster formation and evolution. The observational evidence for the existence of cluster magnetic fields is obtained by the diffuse cluster-wide synchrotron radio emission and from rotation measure studies of extragalactic radio sources located within or behind the clusters. A significant breakthrough in the knowledge of the cluster magnetic fields will be reached through the SKA, owing to its capabilities, in particular the deep sensitivity and the polarization purity. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:Johnston-Hollitt, M (Dr Melanie Johnston-Hollitt)
ID Code:34667
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:11
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2005-07-28
Last Modified:2005-07-28
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