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An Improved Measurement of the Secondary Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies from the SPT-SZ plus SPTpol Surveys

CL Reichardt, S Patil, PAR Ade, AJ Anderson, JE Austermann, JS Avva, E Baxter, JA Beall, AN Bender, BA Benson, F Bianchini, LE Bleem, JE Carlstrom, CL Chang, P Chaubal, HC Chiang, TL Chou, R Citron, C Corbett Moran, TM Crawford Show all

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

We report new measurements of millimeter-wave power spectra in the angular multipole range 2000 ≤ ℓ ≤ 11,000 (angular scales 5′ ≳ θ ≳ 1′). By adding 95 and 150 GHz data from the low-noise 500 deg2 SPTpol survey to the SPT-SZ three-frequency 2540 deg2 survey, we substantially reduce the uncertainties in these bands. These power spectra include contributions from the primary cosmic microwave background, cosmic infrared background, radio galaxies, and thermal and kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effects. The data favor a thermal SZ (tSZ) power at 143 GHz of D3000tSZ = 3.42 ± 0.54 μK2 and a kinematic SZ (kSZ) power of D3000kSZ = 3.0 ± 1.0 μ K2. This is the first measurement of kSZ power at ≥3σ...

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Awarded by Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant GBMF


Awarded by Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects scheme


Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D)


Awarded by Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago


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Awarded by Argonne National Lab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory



Funding Acknowledgements

The South Pole Telescope program is supported by the National Science Foundation through grants PLR-1248097 and OPP-1852617. Partial support is also provided by the NSF Physics Frontier Center grant PHY-0114422 to the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, the Kavli Foundation, and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation through grant GBMF#947 to the University of Chicago. This work is also supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. S.P. acknowledges support from the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects scheme (DP150103208). C.R. acknowledges support from Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for All Sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D), through project No. CE170100013. J.W.H. is supported by the National Science Foundation under award No. AST-1402161. W.L.K.W. is supported in part by the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago through grant NSF PHY-1125897 and an endowment from the Kavli Foundation and its founder Fred Kavli. B.B. is supported by the Fermi Research Alliance LLC under contract No. De-AC02-07CH11359 with the U.S. Department of Energy. The Cardiff authors acknowledge support from the UK Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC). The CU Boulder group acknowledges support from NSF AST-0956135. The McGill authors acknowledge funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and the Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et technologies. The UCLA authors acknowledge support from NSF AST-1716965 and CSSI-1835865. A.A.S. acknowledges support from NSF AST-1814719. Argonne National Lab, a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Laboratory, is operated by UChicago Argonne LLC under contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We also acknowledge support from the Argonne Center for Nanoscale Materials. This research used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC), a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science User Facility operated under contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. The data analysis pipeline also uses the scientific Python stack (Hunter 2007; Jones et al. 2001; van der Walt et al. 2011) and the HDF5 file format (The HDF Group 1997).