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Testing Hierarchical Structure Formation Scenarios

  • Catherine M. Cress

Abstract

If dark matter is cold then structure in the universe is built up hierarchically, smaller structures forming first. The details of how galaxies form within the underlying dark matter structure are not completely understood and it remains to be seen if hierarchical models of galaxy formation can reproduce the wealth of observational data available. Here we explore predictions of hierarchical structure formation for the metal enrichment of the intra-cluster medium and compare these predictions with X-ray observations.

Keywords

Dark Matter Star Formation Cold Dark Matter Dark Matter Particle Metal Enrichment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Catherine M. Cress
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  1. 1.School of Chemical and Physical SciencesUniversity of NatalScottsvilleSouth Africa

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