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|Title:||Unifying X-ray Scaling Relations from Galaxies to Clusters||Authors:||Anderson, Michael E.
White, Simon D. M.
|Issue Date:||2015||Journal:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY||Number:||449||Issue:||4||First Page:||3806||Abstract:||We examine a sample of ∼250 000 `locally brightest galaxies' selected from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to be central galaxies within their dark matter haloes. We stack the X-ray emission from these haloes, as a function of the stellar mass of the central galaxy, using data from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey. We detect emission across almost our entire sample, including emission which we attribute to hot gas around galaxies spanning a range of 1.2 dex in stellar mass (corresponding to nearly two orders of magnitude in halo mass) down to M_star = 10^10.8 M☉ (M500 ≈ 10^12.6 M☉). Over this range, the X-ray luminosity can be fit by a power law, either of stellar mass or of halo mass. From this, we infer a single unified scaling relation between mass and LX which applies for galaxies, groups, and clusters. This relation has a slope steeper than expected for self-similarity, showing the importance of non-gravitational heating. Assuming this non-gravitational heating is predominately due to AGN feedback, the lack of a break in the relation shows that AGN feedback is tightly self-regulated and fairly gentle, in agreement with the predictions of recent high-resolution simulations. Our relation is consistent with established measurements of the LX-LK relation for elliptical galaxies as well as the LX-M500 relation for optically selected galaxy clusters. However, our LX-M500 relation has a normalization more than a factor of 2 below most previous relations based on X-ray-selected cluster samples. We argue that optical selection offers a less biased view of the LX-M500 relation for mass-selected clusters.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12386/29294||URL:||https://academic.oup.com/mnras/article/449/4/3806/1169927||ISSN:||0035-8711||DOI:||10.1093/mnras/stv437||Bibcode ADS:||2015MNRAS.449.3806A||Fulltext:||open|
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