Cooray, Asantha (2002) After Acoustic Peaks: What's Next in CMB? In: Cosmology and elementary particle physics. AIP Conference Proceedings (624). American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 141-150. ISBN 0-7354-0073-3 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111025-140718489
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The advent of high signal-to-noise cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy experiments has allowed detailed studies on the power spectrum of temperature fluctuations. The existence of acoustic oscillations in the anisotropy power spectrum is now established with the detection of the first two, and possibly the third, peaks. Beyond the acoustic peak structure, we consider cosmological and astrophysical information that can be extracted by pushing anisotropy observations to fine angular scales with higher resolution instruments. At small scales, a variety of contributions allow the use of CMB photons as a probe of the large scale structure: we outline possible studies related to understanding detailed physical properties such as the distribution of dark matter, baryons and pressure, and ways to measure the peculiar, transverse and rotational velocities of virialized halos such as galaxy clusters. Beyond the temperature, we consider several useful aspects of the CMB polarization and comment on an ultimate goal for future CMB experiments involving the direct detection of inflationary gravity-waves through their distinct signature in the curl-type polarization.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 14 July 2002. The author thanks Wayne Hu and Marc Kamionkowski for collaborative work and helpful advice, and acknowledges support from the Sherman Fairchild foundation and the Department of Energy.|
|Subject Keywords:||cosmic background radiation, radiofrequency cosmic radiation, dark matter, clusters of galaxies, gravity waves, polarisation|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 98.70.Vc; 95.35.+d; 95.30.Gv|
|Official Citation:||After Acoustic Peaks: What's Next in CMB? Asantha Cooray, AIP Conf. Proc. 624, 141 (2002), DOI:10.1063/1.1492163|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||26 Oct 2011 16:10|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 14:19|
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