Relativistic electrons & magnetic fields in clusters of galaxies

Yoel Rephaeli*

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RXTE and BeppoSAX observations have yielded evidence for the presence of a secondary power-law spectral component in the spectra of several clusters of galaxies. This emission in clusters with extended regions of radio emission is likely to be by relativistic electrons that are Compton scattered by the CMB. The radio and non-thermal (NT) X-ray measurements yield the values of the volume-averaged magnetic field and electron energy density in the cluster extragalactic environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Tenth Marcel Grossmann Meeting
Subtitle of host publicationOn Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Gravitation and Relativistic Field Theories
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9789812704030
ISBN (Print)9789812566676
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006
Externally publishedYes


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