We have developed a model to describe two-point correlation functions of clusters of galaxies in X-ray flux limited surveys. Our model properly takes into account nonlinear gravitational evolution of mass fluctuations, redshift-space distortion due to linear peculiar velocity fields and to fingers-of-god, cluster abundance, and bias evolution on the basis of the Press-Schechter theory, the light-cone effect, and the selection function due to the X-ray flux, temperature, and luminosity limits. Applying this model in representative cosmological models, we present quantitative predictions for X-ray-selected samples that should be feasible from future surveys with the X-ray satellites, including Astro-E, Chandra, and XMM. The comparison of these predictions and the observed cluster clustering will generate important cosmological constraints that complement the cluster abundance and the cosmic microwave background.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science