We present the power spectrum of galaxy clusters measured from the new ROSAT-ESO Flux-Limited X-Ray (REFLEX II) galaxy cluster catalogue. This new sample extends the flux limit of the original REFLEX catalogue to 1.8 x 10-12 erg s-1 cm-2, yielding a total of 911 clusters with >= 94 per cent completeness in redshift follow-up. The analysis of the data is improved by creating a set of 100 REFLEX II-catalogue-like mock galaxy cluster catalogues built from a suite of large-volume Lambda cold dark matter (Lambda CDM) N-body simulations (L-BASICC II). The measured power spectrum is in agreement with the predictions from a Lambda CDM cosmological model. The measurements show the expected increase in the amplitude of the power spectrum with increasing X-ray luminosity. On large scales, we show that the shape of the measured power spectrum is compatible with a scale-independent bias and provide a model for the amplitude that allows us to connect our measurements with a cosmological model. By implementing a luminosity-dependent power-spectrum estimator, we observe that the power spectrum measured from the REFLEX II sample is weakly affected by flux-selection effects. The shape of the measured power spectrum is compatible with a featureless power spectrum on scales k > 0.01 h Mpc-1 and hence no statistically significant signal of baryonic acoustic oscillations can be detected. We show that the measured REFLEX II power spectrum displays signatures of non-linear evolution.
The REFLEX II galaxy cluster survey: Power spectrum analysis / A. Balaguera-Antolínez, A.G. Sánchez, H. Böhringer, C. Collins, L. Guzzo, S. Phleps. - In: MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY. - ISSN 0035-8711. - 413:1(2011), pp. 386-400.
|Titolo:||The REFLEX II galaxy cluster survey: Power spectrum analysis|
|Parole Chiave:||galaxies: clusters: general; cosmology: theory; large-scale structure of Universe; X-rays: galaxies: clusters|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.18143.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|