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Baryonic fraction in the cold plus hot dark matter universe

Eunwoo Choi and Dongsu Ryu

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 296, issue 1, pages 109-118
Published in print May 1998 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online May 1998 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
Baryonic fraction in the cold plus hot dark matter universe

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We report a study to constrain the fraction of baryonic matter in the cold plus hot dark matter (CHDM) universe by numerical simulations which include the hydrodynamics of baryonic matter as well as the particle dynamics of dark matter. Spatially flat, COBE-normalized CHDM models with the fraction of hot component Ωh ≤ 0.2 are considered. We show that the models with h/nh = 0.5/0.9/0.1 and 0.5/0.9/0.2 give a linear power spectrum which agrees well with observations. Here, h is the Hubble constant in unit of 100 km s−1 Mpc−1 and n is the spectral index of the initial power spectrum. Then, for the models with h/nh = 0.5/0.9/0.2 and baryonic fraction Ωb = 0.05 and 0.1, we calculate the properties of X-ray clusters, such as luminosity function, temperature distribution function, luminosity–temperature relation, histogram of gas to total mass ratio, and change of average temperature with redshift z. Comparison with the observed data of X-ray clusters indicates that the model with Ωb = 0.05 is preferred. The COBE-normalized CHDM model with Ωb > 0.1 may be ruled out by the present work, since it produces too many X-ray bright clusters.

Keywords: hydrodynamics; galaxies: clusters: general; dark matter; large-scale structure of Universe; X-rays: general

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