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Regulation of thermal conductivity in hot galaxy clusters by MHD turbulence

Abstract:

The role of thermal conduction in regulating the thermal behavior of cooling flows in galaxy clusters is reexamined. Recent investigations have shown that the anisotropic Coulomb heat flux caused by a magnetic field in a dilute plasma drives a dynamical instability. A long-standing problem of cooling flow theory has been to understand how thermal conduction can offset radiative core losses without completely preventing them. In this Letter, we propose that magnetohydrodynamic turbulence drive...

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10.1086/590554

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Publisher:
Institute of Physics Publishing
Journal:
ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
Volume:
681
Issue:
2
Pages:
L65-L68
Publication date:
2008-07-10
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EISSN:
1538-4357
ISSN:
0004-637X
URN:
uuid:ede585fa-c229-4c13-8a8a-844576bd725f
Source identifiers:
333922
Local pid:
pubs:333922

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