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Paper: Jet Feedback in Clusters: Simulating the Interaction of Jets with Dynamic Cluster Atmospheres
Volume: 386, Extragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray
Page: 327
Authors: Heinz, S.; Br├╝ggen, M.; Ruszkowski, M.; Young, A.; Levesque, E.
Abstract: The interaction of AGN jets with the intra-cluster medium is believed to be the primary feedback mechanism between growing supermassive black holes and their environment. It is now possible to simulate this interaction in realistic, cosmologically evolved cluster atmospheres, and, at the same time, with realistic, collimated jets. We discuss the latest results from our campaign to model feedback in galaxy clusters, which now covers 2 orders of magnitude in jet power. We find that the dynamic state of the cluster is critical for the development of this interaction and show that the feedback efficiency can be high. Simulated radio and X-ray maps bear a striking resemblance to observations of prototypical sources, indicating that we are approaching a level of accuracy where detailed re-simulations of individual sources will be possible.
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