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
Volume337
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1

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very long baseline interferometry
very long base interferometry
radio
parabolic reflectors
extremely high frequencies
galaxies
radio spectra
cooling
timescale
synchrotrons
low frequencies
trends
high resolution

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  • Space and Planetary Science

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Baek, J. ; Chung, A. ; Tremou, E. ; Sohn, B. W. ; Jung, T. ; Ro, H. / High-frequency radio properties of central AGNs in cluster environments. In: Astronomische Nachrichten. 2016 ; Vol. 337, No. 1-2. pp. 82-86.
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High-frequency radio properties of central AGNs in cluster environments. / Baek, J.; Chung, A.; Tremou, E.; Sohn, B. W.; Jung, T.; Ro, H.

In: Astronomische Nachrichten, Vol. 337, No. 1-2, 01.02.2016, p. 82-86.

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