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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Carlos Frenk

Hilton, M., Collins, C., De Propris, R., Baldry, I.K., Baugh, C.M., Bland-Hawthorn, J., Bridges, T., Cannon, R., Cole, S., Colless, M., Couch, W.J., Dalton, G.B., Driver, S.P., Efstathiou, G., Ellis, R.S., Frenk, C.S., Glazebrook, K., Jackson, C.A., Lahav, O., Lewis, I., Lumsden, S., Maddox, S.J., Madgwick, D., Norberg, P., Peacock, J.A., Peterson, B.A., Sutherland, W. & Taylor, K. (2005). The 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey: correlation with the ROSAT-ESO flux-limited X-ray galaxy cluster survey. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 363(2): 661-674.

Author(s) from Durham

Abstract

The ROSAT-European Southern Observatory (ESO) flux-limited X-ray (REFLEX) galaxy cluster survey and the Two-degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS), respectively, comprise the largest, homogeneous X-ray selected cluster catalogue and completed galaxy redshift survey. In this work, we combine these two outstanding data sets in order to study the effect of the large-scale cluster environment, as traced by X-ray luminosity, on the properties of the cluster member galaxies. We measure the LX−σr relation from the correlated data set and find it to be consistent with recent results found in the literature. Using a sample of 19 clusters with LX≥ 0.36 × 1044 erg s−1 in the 0.1–2.4 keV band, and 49 clusters with lower X-ray luminosity, we find that the fraction of early spectral type (η=−1.4), passively evolving galaxies is significantly higher in the high-LX sample within R200. We extend the investigation to include composite bJ cluster luminosity functions, and find that the characteristic magnitude of the Schechter-function fit to the early-type luminosity function is fainter for the high-LX sample compared to the low-LX sample (ΔM*= 0.58 ± 0.14). This seems to be driven by a deficit of such galaxies with MbJ∼−21. In contrast, we find no significant differences between the luminosity functions of star-forming, late-type galaxies. We believe these results are consistent with a scenario in which the high-LX clusters are more dynamically evolved systems than the low-LX clusters.