GMRT Observations of Three Highly Disturbed Clusters

  • Thérèse CantwellEmail author
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Diffuse radio emission in galaxy clusters, in the form of radio halos or relics, provides evidence that cosmic ray electrons (CRe) are present in the ICM, as are cluster-scale magnetic fields. Such sources provide a unique opportunity to study the non-thermal component of the ICM as well as an indirect method to probe the dynamics and evolution of galaxy clusters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and AstronomyThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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