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CLASH : the concentration-mass relation of galaxy clusters.

Merten, J. and Meneghetti, M. and Postman, M. and Umetsu, K. and Zitrin, A. and Medezinski, E. and Nonino, M. and Koekemoer, A. and Melchior, P. and Gruen, D. and Moustakas, L.A. and Bartelmann, M. and Host, O. and Donahue, M. and Coe, D. and Molino, A. and Jouvel, S. and Monna, A. and Seitz, S. and Czakon, N. and Lemze, D. and Sayers, J. and Balestra, I. and Rosati, P. and Benítez, N. and Biviano, A. and Bouwens, R. and Bradley, L. and Broadhurst, T. and Carrasco, M. and Ford, H. and Grillo, C. and Infante, L. and Kelson, D. and Lahav, O. and Massey, R. and Moustakas, J. and Rasia, E. and Rhodes, J. and Vega, J. and Zheng, W. (2015) 'CLASH : the concentration-mass relation of galaxy clusters.', Astrophysical journal., 806 (1). p. 4.


We present a new determination of the concentration–mass (c–M) relation for galaxy clusters based on our comprehensive lensing analysis of 19 X-ray selected galaxy clusters from the Cluster Lensing and Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH). Our sample spans a redshift range between 0.19 and 0.89. We combine weak-lensing constraints from the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and from ground-based wide-field data with strong lensing constraints from HST. The results are reconstructions of the surface-mass density for all CLASH clusters on multi-scale grids. Our derivation of Navarro–Frenk–White parameters yields virial masses between $0.53\times {{10}^{15}}\;{{M}_{\odot }}/h$ and $1.76\times {{10}^{15}}\;{{M}_{\odot }}/h$ and the halo concentrations are distributed around ${{c}_{200c}}\sim 3.7$ with a $1\sigma $ significant negative slope with cluster mass. We find an excellent 4% agreement in the median ratio of our measured concentrations for each cluster and the respective expectation from numerical simulations after accounting for the CLASH selection function based on X-ray morphology. The simulations are analyzed in two dimensions to account for possible biases in the lensing reconstructions due to projection effects. The theoretical c–M relation from our X-ray selected set of simulated clusters and the c–M relation derived directly from the CLASH data agree at the 90% confidence level.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Dark matter, Galaxies: clusters: general, Gravitational lensing: strong, Gravitational lensing: weak.
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Publisher statement:© 2015. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Date accepted:02 April 2015
Date deposited:07 September 2015
Date of first online publication:03 June 2015
Date first made open access:No date available

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