CHEERS Papers published

"CHEERS: The chemical evolution RGS sample"
J. de Plaa, J. S. Kaastra, N. Werner, C. Pinto, P. Kosec, Y-Y. Zhang, F. Mernier, L. Lovisari, H. Akamatsu, G. Schellenberger, F. Hofmann, T. H. Reiprich, A. Finoguenov, J. Ahoranta, J.S. Sanders, A.C. Fabian, O. Pols, A. Simionescu, Jacco Vink, H. Boehringer
Accepted for A&A or arXiv:1707.05076

"Radial metal abundance profiles in the intra-cluster medium of cool-core galaxy clusters, groups, and ellipticals"
F. Mernier, J. de Plaa, J.S. Kaastra, Y.-Y. Zhang, H. Akamatsu, L. Gu, P. Kosec, J. Mao, C. Pinto, T.H. Reiprich, J.S. Sanders, A. Simionescu, N. Werner.
A&A, 2017, 603, A80 or arXiv:1703.01183

"Future perspectives for abundance measurements in clusters with XMM-Newton"
J. de Plaa and F. Mernier
ASNA.201713346 or arXiv:1611.03723

"Origin of central abundances in the hot intra-cluster medium - II. Chemical enrichment and supernova yield models"
F. Mernier, J. de Plaa, C. Pinto, J. S. Kaastra, P. Kosec, Y.-Y. Zhang, J. Mao, N. Werner, O. Pols, J. Vink.
A&A, 2016, 595, A126 or arxiv:1608.03888

"Origin of central abundances in the hot intra-cluster medium. I. Individual and average abundance ratios from XMM-Newton EPIC"
F. Mernier, J. de Plaa, C. Pinto, J. S. Kaastra, P. Kosec, Y.-Y. Zhang, J. Mao, N. Werner.
A&A, 2016, 592, A157 or arxiv:1606.01165

"Observations of asymmetric velocity fields and gas cooling in the NGC 4636 galaxy group X-ray halo"
J. Ahoranta, A. Finoguenov, C. Pinto, J. Sanders, J. Kaastra, J. de Plaa, A. Fabian.
A&A, 2016, 592, A145 or arxiv:1607.07444

"Chemical Enrichment RGS cluster Sample (CHEERS): Constraints on turbulence"
C. Pinto, J.S. Sanders, N. Werner, J. de Plaa, A. Fabian, Y.Y. Zhang, J.S. Kaastra, A. Finoguenov, J. Ahoranta.
A&A, 2015, 575, A38 or arxiv:1501.01069

"Abundance and temperature distributions in the hot intra-cluster gas of Abell 4059"
F. Mernier, J. de Plaa, L. Lovisari, C. Pinto, Y.Y. Zhang, J. S. Kaastra, N. Werner, A. Simionescu.
A&A, 2015, 575, A37 or arxiv:1412.5369

"Discovery of O VII line emitting gas in elliptical galaxies"
C. Pinto, A. Fabian, N. Werner, P. Kosec, J. Ahoranta, J. de Plaa, J. S. Kaastra, J. S. Sanders, Y.Y. Zhang, A. Finoguenov.
A&A, 2014, 572, L8 or arxiv:1411.0709

About the PI

Jelle de Plaa studied Astrophysics at Utrecht University from 1998-2002 and did his PhD at SRON from 2002-2007 (see Thesis). In the years between 2007 and 2009 he worked as a post-doc at Delft Technical University. Since 2009, he is back at SRON and currently employed as Senior Software Design Engineer in the Astrophysics programme.


  • September 10-11, 2013, Utrecht
  • March 24-25, 2014, Bonn
  • July 15-16, 2014, Utrecht
  • March 11-12, 2015, Bonn


SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research
Jelle de Plaa
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