We present a brief review of the polarization properties of the cosmic microwave background in dark matter models for structure formation. Quite independently of the model parameters, the polarization level is expected to be similar to 10% Of the anisotropy signal at angular scales less than or equal to 1 degrees. Detections of polarization at larger angular scales would provide strong evidence in favour of an early reionization of the intergalactic medium.

Melchiorri, A., & Vittorio, N. (1997). Polarization of the microwave background: Theoretical framework. In COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND (pp.419-440). DORDRECHT : SPRINGER.

Polarization of the microwave background: Theoretical framework

VITTORIO, NICOLA
1997

Abstract

We present a brief review of the polarization properties of the cosmic microwave background in dark matter models for structure formation. Quite independently of the model parameters, the polarization level is expected to be similar to 10% Of the anisotropy signal at angular scales less than or equal to 1 degrees. Detections of polarization at larger angular scales would provide strong evidence in favour of an early reionization of the intergalactic medium.
NATO Advanced Study Institute on the Cosmological Background Radiation
STRASBOURG, FRANCE
MAY 27-JUN 07, 1996
NATO Adv Study Inst, NATO Sci Comm
Rilevanza internazionale
Settore FIS/05 - Astronomia e Astrofisica
English
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Melchiorri, A., & Vittorio, N. (1997). Polarization of the microwave background: Theoretical framework. In COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND (pp.419-440). DORDRECHT : SPRINGER.
Melchiorri, A; Vittorio, N
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