High-frequency radio properties of central AGNs in cluster environments

J. Baek, A. Chung, E. Tremou, B. W. Sohn, T. Jung, H. Ro

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We present K-band (22 GHz) properties of 10 central AGNs in galaxy clusters of various dynamic states. The data were obtained using the Korean VLBI Network (KVN) with a goal to study how the AGN hosted by the central cluster galaxy interacts with the cluster core while undergoing feedback. In KVN single-dish observations, 9 out of 10 targets are detected. Using our K-band flux and archival low-frequency radio data, we evaluate spectral indices of the sample. We find a rough trend that central AGNs in the cluster with shorter cooling timescale show a more flat radio spectrum. This result is suggestive of young synchrotron age of the AGNs located in the cluster with a cool core. High resolution KVN VLBI follow up observations indicate some hints of the presence of parsec-scale jets only in the cool core cluster AGNs. To-gether with our finding from KVN single-dish observations, the parsec-scale jet morphology of the sample suggests that the AGNs in cool-core clusters are more recently (re)activated compared to their counterparts in non cool-core clusters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-86
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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