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CLOVER - a new instrument for measuring the B-mode polarization of the CMB

Taylor, A. C., Challinor, A., Goldie, D., Grainge, K., Jones, M. E., Lasenby, A. N., Withington, S., Yassin, G., Gear, Walter Kieran ORCID:, Piccirillo, Lucio, Ade, Peter A. R. ORCID:, Mauskopf, Philip Daniel ORCID:, Maffei, Bruno and Pisano, Giampaolo ORCID: 2004. CLOVER - a new instrument for measuring the B-mode polarization of the CMB. Presented at: XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond "Exploring the Universe", La Thuile, Italy, 28 Mar - 4 Apr 2004. Published in: Vân Trâǹ, Jean Thanh and Giraud-Héraud, Yannick eds. Exploring the Universe: Proceeding of the XXXIXth Rencontres de Moriond, La Thuile, Aosta Valley, Italy, March 28 - April 4, 2004. Vietnam: Thê' Giói Publishers,

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We describe the design and expected performance of Clover, a new instrument designed to measure the B-mode polarization of the cosmic microwave background. The proposed instrument will comprise three independent telescopes operating at 90, 150 and 220 GHz and is planned to be sited at Dome C, Antarctica. Each telescope will feed a focal plane array of 128 background-limited detectors and will measure polarized signals over angular multipoles 20 < l < 1000. The unique design of the telescope and careful control of systematics should enable the B-mode signature of gravitational waves to be measured to a lensing-confusion-limited tensor-to-scalar ratio r~0.005.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: No further details available.
Publisher: Thê' Giói Publishers
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:35

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