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The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL Experiments

Richards, P. L. and Abroe, M. and Ade, P. and Balbi, A. and Bock, J. and Borrill, J. and Boscaleri, A. and de Bernardis, P. and Collins, J. and Ferreira, P. G. and Hanany, S. and Hristov, V. V. and Jaffe, A. H. and Johnson, B. and Lee, A. T. and Matsumura, T. and Mauskopf, P. D. and Netterfield, C. B. and Pascale, E. and Rabii, B. and Smoot, G. F. and Stompor, R. and Winant, C. D. and Wu, J. H. P. (2002) The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL Experiments. In: Experimental Cosmology at Millimetre Wavelengths. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.616. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 12-17. ISBN 0-7354-0062-8.

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MAXIMA is a balloon-based bolometric experiment to measure the temperature anisotropy of the CMB over spatial frequency range 36 ≤ l ≤ 1235. The MAXIMA-1 flight produced a 124 square degree temperature anisot0ropy map with a beam diameter of 10 arcmin. These data have been used to produce a power spectrum which is in excellent agreement with data from BOOMERANG and DASI, but covers a wider range of angular scales. The MAXIMA power spectrum is consistent with the prediction of Lambda CDM models and has been used to constrain cosmological models. The MAXIMA experiment is described and an outline is given of the contents and significance of papers written by the MAXIMA team. MAXIMA is being modified to measure the polarization anisotropy of the CMB. A brief description of this MAXIPOL experiment is also given.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 8 May 2002. We thank Danny Ball and the other staff at NASA's National Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, TX for their outstanding support of the MAXIMA program. MAXIMA is supported by NASA Grants NAGS-3941, NAG5-6552, NAG5-4454, GSRP-031, and GSRP-032, and by the NSF through the Center for Particle Astrophysics at UC Berkeley, NSF Cooperative Agreement AST-9120005, and KDI Grant 9872979. The data analysis used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, and the resources of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. PA acknowledges support from PPARC rolling grant, UK.
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Subject Keywords:balloons; bolometers; cosmic background radiation; radiofrequency cosmic radiation; polarisation; temperature measurement
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:616
Classification Code:PACS: 95.55.Rg; 98.70.Vc; 98.80.Es; 95.85.Bh
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Official Citation:The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL experiments P. L. Richards, M. Abroe, P. Ade, A. Balbi, J. Bock, J. Borrill, A. Boscaleri, P. de Bernardis, J. Collins, P. G. Ferreira, S. Hanany, V. V. Hristov, A. H. Jaffe, B. Johnson, A. T. Lee, T. Matsumu, P. D. Mauskopf, C. B. Netterfield, E. Pascale, B. Rabii, G. F. Smoot, R. Stompor, C. D. Winant, and J. H. P. Wu, AIP Conf. Proc. 616, 12 (2002), DOI:10.1063/1.1475596
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