Galaxy groups are quite underluminous in X-rays compared to clusters, so the intracluster medium (ICM) has to be considerably underdense in the former. We consider this to be due to substantial energy fed back into the ICM when the baryons in the member galaxies condense into stars ending up in supernovae (SNe) or accrete onto central supermassive black holes energizing active galactic nuclei (AGNs). We compute the outflow and the blowout effects driven by the AGNs and the resulting steep luminosity-temperature correlation LX-T. We compare this with the SN contribution and with the X-ray data; the latter require the AGN energy to be coupled to the surrounding ICM at fractional levels around 5×10-2. We link the LX-T behavior with the parallel effects of the AGN feedback on the gas in the host galaxy; we find that these yield a correlation steep up to MBH~σ5 between the galactic velocity dispersions and the central black hole masses.
|Titolo:||Quasar Feedback on the Intracluster Medium|
|Autori:||CAVALIERE A; LAPI A; MENCI N|
|Rivista:||THE ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2002|
|Fascicolo:||1, Part 2|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1086/345890|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|