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Paper: An X-ray View of Pictor A Radio Lobes: A Spatially Resolved Study
Volume: 386, Extragalactic Jets: Theory and Observation from Radio to Gamma Ray
Page: 133
Authors: Migliori, G.; Grandi, P.; Palumbo, G.C.G.; Brunetti, G.; Stanghellini, C.
Abstract: A spatially resolved analysis of the lobes of the radio galaxy Pictor A has been performed for the first time starting from a 50 ksec XMM-Newton observation. Magnetic field, BIC, particle density, particle to magnetic field energy density ratios have been measured. Our study shows that BIC varies through the lobes. On the contrary, a rather uniform distribution of the particles is observed. In both the lobes, the equipartition magnetic field, Beq, is bigger than the Inverse Compton value, BIC, calculated from the radio to X-ray flux ratio.
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