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Paper: The Effect of AGN Feedback on the Brightest Cluster Elliptical Galaxies
Volume: 453, Advances in Computational Astrophysics: Methods, Tools, and Outcome
Page: 365
Authors: Martizzi, D.; Teyssier, R.; Moore, B.
Abstract: We show the properties of the Bright Central Galaxy (BCG) formed in the center of a Virgo–like cluster simulated using the AMR code RAMSES. We compared 2 models, with and without AGN feedback, showing that only the former can reproduce global properties of BCGs. It is possible to reproduce the stellar mass, the effective radius and the velocity dispersion of early-type galaxies in the field or in groups without considering AGN feedback, but the same properties of early-type galaxies in cluster sized halos are impossible to reproduce without AGN feedback. The strongest constraint comes from abundance matching, for which the stellar-to-halo mass ratio in simulations without AGN feedback appears too large when compared to observations. The kinematical and structural properties of the BCG are different in the two models. Without AGN feedback, we obtain a quickly rotating BCG, with high Sérsic index, a clear mass excess in the center and a very large stellar mass fraction. With AGN feedback, we obtain a slowly rotating BCG, with a significantly cored surface density profile and low stellar mass fraction.
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