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NIKA: a mm camera for Sunyaev-Zel'dovich science in clusters of galaxies

Macías-Pérez, J.F., Adam, R., Ade, P. ORCID:, André, P., Andrianasolo, A., Aussel, H., Arnaud, M., Bartalucci, I., Beelen, A., Benoît, A., Bideaud, A., Bourrion, O., Calvo, M., Catalano, A., Comis, B., De Petris, M., Désert, F.-X., Doyle, S. ORCID:, Driessen, E.F.C., Gomez, A., Goupy, J., Kéruzoré, F., Kramer, C., Ladjelate, B., Lagache, G., Leclercq, S., Lestrade, J.-F., Mauskopf, P., Mayet, F., Monfardini, A., Perotto, L., Pisano, G. ORCID:, Pointecouteau, E., Ponthieu, N., Pratt, G.W., Revéret, V., Ritacco, A., Romero, C., Roussel, H., Ruppin, F., Schuster, K., Shu, S., Sievers, A., Tucker, C. ORCID: and Zylka, R. 2020. NIKA: a mm camera for Sunyaev-Zel'dovich science in clusters of galaxies. EPJ Web of Conferences 228 , 00016. 10.1051/epjconf/202022800016

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Clusters of galaxies, the largest bound objects in the Universe, constitute a cosmological probe of choice, which is sensitive to both dark matter and dark energy. Within this framework, the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) effect has opened a new window for the detection of clusters of galaxies and for the characterization of their physical properties such as mass, pressure and temperature. NIKA, a KID-based dual band camera installed at the IRAM 30-m telescope, was particularly well adapted in terms of frequency, angular resolution, field-of-view and sensitivity, for the mapping of the thermal and kinetic SZ effect in high-redshift clusters. In this paper, we present the NIKA cluster sample and a review of the main results obtained via the measurement of the SZ effect on those clusters: reconstruction of the cluster radial pressure profile, mass, temperature and velocity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: EDP Sciences
ISSN: 2100-014X
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 March 2020
Date of Acceptance: 27 January 2020
Last Modified: 03 May 2023 22:50

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