Thermal Conduction in Clusters of Galaxies
Medvedev, Mikhail V.
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CitationNarayan, Ramesh, and Mikhail V. Medvedev. 2001. “Thermal Conduction in Clusters of Galaxies.” The Astrophysical Journal 562 (2): L129–32. https://doi.org/10.1086/338325.
AbstractWe estimate the thermal conductivity of a weakly collisional magnetized plasma with chaotic magnetic field fluctuations. When the fluctuation spectrum extends over two or more decades in wavevector, we find that thermal conduction is very efficient; the conduction coefficient is only a factor of similar to5 below the classical Spitzer estimate. We suggest that conduction could play a significant role in cooling flows in clusters of galaxies.
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