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Galaxy clusters, type la supernovae and the fine structure constant

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Autor(es):
Holanda, R. F. L. ; Busti, V. C. ; Colaco, L. R. ; Alcaniz, J. S. ; Landau, S. J.
Número total de Autores: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; n. 8 AUG 2016.
Citações Web of Science: 6
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As is well known, measurements of the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect can be combined with observations of the X-ray surface brightness of galaxy clusters to estimate the angular diameter distance to these structures. In this paper, we show that this technique depends on the fine structure constant, a. Therefore, if a is a time-dependent quantity, e.g., alpha = alpha(0)phi(z), where phi is a function of redshift, we argue that current data do not provide the real angular diameter distance, D-A(z), to the cluster, but instead D-A(data)(z) = phi(z)(2)DA(z). We use this result to derive constraints on a possible variation of a for a class of dilaton runaway models considering a sample of 25 measurements of D-A(data)(z) in redshift range 0.023 < z < 0.784 and estimates of D-A(Z) from current type Ia supernovae observations. We find no significant indication of variation of a with the present data. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 14/21098-1 - Cosmologia de precisão com o Dark Energy Survey
Beneficiário:Vinicius Consolini Busti
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado