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The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: two-season ACTPol spectra and parameters

Author(s): Louis, Thibaut; Grace, Emily; Hasselfield, Matthew; Lungu, Marius; Maurin, Loic; et al

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Abstract: We present the temperature and polarization angular power spectra measured by the Atacama Cosmology Telescope Polarimeter (ACTPol). We analyze night-time data collected during 2013-14 using two detector arrays at 149 GHz, from 548 deg(2) of sky on the celestial equator. We use these spectra, and the spectra measured with the MBAC camera on ACT from 2008-10, in combination with Planck and WMAP data to estimate cosmological parameters from the temperature, polarization, and temperature-polarization cross-correlations. We find the new ACTPol data to be consistent with the ACDM model. The ACTPol temperature-polarization cross-spectrum now provides stronger constraints on multiple parameters than the ACTPol temperature spectrum, including the baryon density, the acoustic peak angular scale, and the derived Hubble constant. The new ACTPol data provide information on damping tail parameters. The joint uncertainty on the number of neutrino species and the primordial helium fraction is reduced by 20% when adding ACTPol to Planck temperature data alone.
Publication Date: Jun-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 15-Jun-2017
Citation: Louis, Thibaut, Grace, Emily, Hasselfield, Matthew, Lungu, Marius, Maurin, Loic, Addison, Graeme E, Ade, Peter AR, Aiola, Simone, Allison, Rupert, Amiri, Mandana, Angile, Elio, Calabrese, Erminia, Battaglia, Nicholas, Beall, James A, de Bernardis, Francesco, Bond, J Richard, Britton, Joe, Calabrese, Erminia, Cho, Hsiao-Mei, Choi, Steve K, Coughlin, Kevin, Crichton, Devin, Crowley, Kevin, Datta, Rahul, Devlin, Mark J, Dicker, Simon R, Dunkley, Joanna, Dunner, Rolando, Ferraro, Simone, Fox, Anna E, Gallardo, Patricio, Gralla, Megan, Halpern, Mark, Henderson, Shawn, Hill, J Colin, Hilton, Gene C, Hilton, Matt, Hincks, Adam D, Hlozek, Renee, Ho, SP Patty, Huang, Zhiqi, Hubmayr, Johannes, Huffenberger, Kevin M, Hughes, John P, Infante, Leopoldo, Irwin, Kent, Kasanda, Simon Muya, Klein, Jeff, Koopman, Brian, Kosowsky, Arthur, Li, Dale, Madhavacheril, Mathew, Marriage, Tobias A, McMahon, Jeff, Menanteau, Felipe, Moodley, Kavilan, Munson, Charles, Naess, Sigurd, Nati, Federico, Newburgh, Laura, Nibarger, John, Niemack, Michael D, Nolta, Michael R, Nunez, Carolina, Page, Lyman A, Pappas, Christine, Partridge, Bruce, Rojas, Felipe, Schaan, Emmanuel, Schmitt, Benjamin L, Sehgal, Neelima, Sherwin, Blake D, Sievers, Jon, Simon, Sara, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Switzer, Eric R, Thornton, Robert, Trac, Hy, Treu, Jesse, Tucker, Carole, Van Engelen, Alexander, Ward, Jonathan T, Wollack, Edward J, Collaboration, ACTPol. (2017). The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: two-season ACTPol spectra and parameters. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS, 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/031
DOI: doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/031
ISSN: 1475-7516
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Author's manuscript

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