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Abstract
Context. The XXL Survey is the largest survey carried out by XMMNewton. Covering an area of 50 deg^{2}, the survey contains ~450 galaxy clusters out to a redshift ~2 and to an Xray flux limit of ~ 5 × 10^{15} erg s^{1} cm^{2}. This paper is part of the first release of XXL results focussed on the bright cluster sample.
Aims. We investigate the scaling relation between weaklensing mass and Xray temperature for the brightest clusters in XXL. The scaling relation discussed in this article is used to estimate the mass of all 100 clusters in XXL100GC.
Methods. Based on a subsample of 38 objects that lie within the intersection of the northern XXL field and the publicly available CFHTLenS shear catalog, we derive the weaklensing mass of each system with careful considerations of the systematics. The clusters lie at 0.1 <z< 0.6 and span a temperature range of T ≃ 1−5 keV. We combine our sample with an additional 58 clusters from the literature, increasing the range to T ≃ 1−10 keV. To date, this is the largest sample of clusters with weaklensing mass measurements that has been used to study the masstemperature relation.
Results. The masstemperature relation fit (M ∝ T^{b}) to the XXL clusters returns a slope b = 1.78^{+0.37}_{0.32} and intrinsic scatter σ_{lnMT}≃ 0.53; the scatter is dominated by disturbed clusters. The fit to the combined sample of 96 clusters is in tension with selfsimilarity, b = 1.67 ± 0.12 and σ_{lnMT} ≃ 0.41.
Conclusions. Overall our results demonstrate the feasibility of groundbased weaklensing scaling relation studies down to cool systems of ~1 keV temperature and highlight that the current data and samples are a limit to our statistical precision. As such we are unable to determine whether the validity of hydrostatic equilibrium is a function of halo mass. An enlarged sample of cool systems, deeper weaklensing data, and robust modelling of the selection function will help to explore these issues further.
Original language  English 

Article number  A4 
Number of pages  17 
Journal  Astronomy and Astrophysics 
Volume  592 
Early online date  15 Jun 2016 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  Aug 2016 
Keywords
 gravitational lensing: weak
 Xrays: galaxies: clusters
 galaxies: groups: general
 galaxies: clusters: general
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Research in planetary formation, astrophysics, and cosmology at Bristol
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Research in planetary physics, astrophysics and cosmology at Bristol
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