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Springer Theses

Low Frequency Radio Observations of Galaxy Clusters and Groups

Authors: Cantwell, Thérèse

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D thesis by the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Reports on the discovery of a new radio halo
  • Presents the first detection of polarisation in NGC 6251 at low frequencies and highlights LOFAR’s uniquely high resolution in Faraday depth
  • Details polarisation analysis with LOFAR
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This book uses new data from the very low radio frequency telescope LOFAR to analyse the magnetic structure in the giant radio galaxy NGC6251. This analysis reveals that the magnetic field strength in the locality of this giant radio galaxy is an order of magnitude lower than in other comparable systems. Due to the observational limitations associated with capturing such huge astrophysical structures, giant radio galaxies are historically a poorly sampled population of objects; however, their preferential placement in the more rarefied regions of the cosmic web makes them a uniquely important probe of large-scale structures. In particular, the polarisation of the radio emissions from giant radio galaxies is one of the few tools available to us that can be used to measure magnetic fields in regions where the strength of those fields is a key differentiator for competing models of the origin of cosmic magnetism. Low frequency polarisation data are crucial for detailed analyses of magnetic structure, but they are also the most challenging type of observational data to work with. This book presents a beautifully coupled description of the technical and scientific analysis required to extract valuable information from such data and, as the new generation of low frequency radio telescopes reveals the larger population of giant radio galaxies, it offers a significant resource for future analyses.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low Frequency Radio Observations of Galaxy Clusters and Groups
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97976-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97976-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97975-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07430-2
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 134
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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