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Mass transport by buoyant bubbles in galaxy clusters

Pope, Edward C D; Babul, Arif; Pavlovski, Georgi; Bower, Richard; Dotter, Aaron


We investigate the effect of three important processes by which active galactic nuclei (AGN)-blown bubbles transport material: drift, wake transport and entrainment. The first of these, drift, occurs because a buoyant bubble pushes aside the adjacent material, giving rise to a net upward displacement of the fluid behind the bubble. For a spherical bubble, the mass of upwardly displaced material is roughly equal to half the mass displaced by the bubble and should be ∼ 107-9 M⊙ depending on the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2010.16816.x


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