Annu. Rev. Astron. Astrophys. 1994. 32: 277-318
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COOLING FLOWS IN CLUSTERS OF GALAXIES

A. C. Fabian


Institute of Astronomy, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 OHA, United Kingdom


Key Words: clustering, galaxy formation, radio sources, X rays


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
The Hot Intracluster Medium

OBSERVATIONAL EVIDENCE FOR COOLING FLOWS
X-Ray Imaging Evidence for Cooling Flows
X-Ray Spectral Evidence for Cooling Flows
Summary of X-Ray Data

APPEARANCE OF COOLING FLOWS AT OTHER WAVEBANDS
Optical Data
Infrared
Radio
Summary of Data from Non-X-Ray Wavebands

THEORETICAL ISSUES ON COOLING FLOWS
The Global Structure
The Local Structure of Cooling Flows
Summary of the Conditions in a Cooling Flow

DISTANT COOLING FLOWS

COOLING FLOWS AND GALAXY FORMATION

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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