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Abell 1555

Title: Suzaku Observation of Abell 1555 and Abell 1558: Searching for Non-thermal Emission from Large Scale Structure Formation
Authors: Ryu Makiya, Tomonori Totani, Kazuhiro Nakazawa

We report X-ray observations of two galaxy clusters Abell 1555 and Abell 1558 with Suzaku, which are included in a large scale filamentary structure and a supercluster, to search for non-thermal emission driven by shocks produced in structure formation. These two clusters are detected by Suzaku/XIS for the first time in the X-ray band of 0.5-7 keV. No significant flux is detected by HXD in the energy band of 13-40 keV, and upper limits are reported. From the analysis of the XIS data, we find that the spectrum of A1555 is fit by a thermal plus power-law model, significantly better than a single-temperature pure thermal spectrum. If this power-law component is due to inverse-Compton scattering, the fraction of total baryon energy imparted to non-thermal electrons is consistent with the typical value inferred from the observation of other clusters. However, other scenarios (e.g., under lying AGNs, multi-temperature thermal models) cannot be excluded and further investigation of this system is desired. Basic physical properties of A1555 (e.g., total mass) are also reported.

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