Imperial College London

Carlo R. Contaldi

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics



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BibTex format

author = {Clark, CN and Contaldi, CR and MacTavish, CJ},
title = {Modelling the Polarisation of Microwave Foreground Emission on Large Angular Scales},
url = {},
year = {2012}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Templates for polarised emission from Galactic foregrounds at frequenciesrelevant to Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarisation experiments areobtained by modelling the Galactic Magnetic Field (GMF) on large scales. Thiswork extends the results of O'Dea et al. by including polarised synchrotronradiation as a source of foreground emission. The polarisation direction andfraction in this calculation are based solely on the underlying choice of GMFmodel and therefore provide an independent prediction for the polarisationsignal on large scales. Templates of polarised foregrounds may be of use whenforecasting effective experimental sensitivity. In turn, as measurements of theCMB polarisation over large fractions of the sky become routine, this modelwill allow for the data to constrain parameters in the, as yet, not wellunderstood form of the GMF.
AU - Clark,CN
AU - Contaldi,CR
AU - MacTavish,CJ
PY - 2012///
TI - Modelling the Polarisation of Microwave Foreground Emission on Large Angular Scales
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ER -