Carnegie Observatories Astrophysics Series, Vol. 3:
Clusters of Galaxies: Probes of Cosmological Structure and Galaxy
Evolution, ed. J. S. Mulchaey, A. Dressler, and A. Oemler (Cambridge:
Cambridge Univ. Press)
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Abstract. The selection of clusters of galaxies through their X-ray emission has proved to be an extremely powerful technique over the past four decades. The growth of X-ray astronomy has provided the community with a steadily more detailed view of the intracluster medium in clusters. In this review I will assess how far X-ray surveys of clusters have progressed and how far they still have to travel.
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