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CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer

Maffei, B., Ade, Peter A. R., Calderon, C., Challinor, A. D., De Bernardis, P., Dunlop, L., Gear, Walter Kieran, Giraud-Héraud, Y., Goldie, D. J., Grainge, K. J.B., Isaak, K. G., Johnson, B., Jones, M. E., Lasenby, A. N., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Melhuish, S. J., Orlando, A., Piccirillo, L., Pisano, G., Taylor, A., Withington, S. and Yassin, G. 2005. CLOVER: The CMB polarization observer. EAS Publications Series 14 , pp. 251-256. 10.1051/eas:2005039

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Abstract

We present a new, fully-funded ground-based instrument designed to measure the B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). The concept is based on three independent sub-systems operating at 90, 150 and 220 GHz, each comprising a telescope and a focal plane of horn-coupled background-limited bolometers. This highly-sensitive experiment, planned to be based at Dome C station in Antarctica, is optimised to produce very low systematic effects. It will allow the detection of the CMB polarization over angular multipoles 20<l<1000 accurately enough to measure the B-mode signature from gravitational waves to a lensing-confusion-limited tensor-to-scalar ratio r ~ 0.005.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: Dome C Astronomy & Astrophysics Meeting, Toulouse, France, January 2005. Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1633-4760/ (accessed 17/04/2014)
Publisher: EDP Sciences
ISSN: 1633-4760
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:18
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/36488

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