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Galaxies 2018, 6(4), 142;

Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters and in the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

INAF—Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari, Via della Scienza 5, 09047 Selargiu, Italy
MPA, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str 1, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany
Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 60 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H8, Canada
Istituto di Radioastronomia, Via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Department of Physics Astronomy—DIFA, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Viale Berti Pichat 6/2, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Received: 1 November 2018 / Revised: 27 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 17 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Power of Faraday Tomography)
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The formation and history of cosmic magnetism is still widely unknown. Significant progress can be made through the study of magnetic fields properties in the large-scale structure of the Universe: galaxy clusters, filaments, and voids of the cosmic web. A powerful tool to study magnetization of these environments is represented by radio observations of diffuse synchrotron sources and background or embedded radio galaxies. To draw a detailed picture of cosmic magnetism, high-quality data of these sources need to be used in conjunction with sophisticated tools of analysis. View Full-Text
Keywords: magnetic fields; acceleration of particles; polarization; statistics magnetic fields; acceleration of particles; polarization; statistics

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Vacca, V.; Murgia, M.; Govoni, F.; Enßlin, T.; Oppermann, N.; Feretti, L.; Giovannini, G.; Loi, F. Magnetic Fields in Galaxy Clusters and in the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe. Galaxies 2018, 6, 142.

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