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Authors: Montroy, T. E.*
Ade, P. A. R.*
Bock, J. J.*
Bond, J. R.*
Borrill, J.*
Boscaleri, A.*
Cabella, P.*
Contaldi, C. R.*
Crill, B. P.*
de Bernardis, P.*
De Gasperis, G.*
De Oliveira-Costa, A.*
De Troia, G.*
Di Stefano, G.*
Hivon, E.*
Jaffe, A. H.*
Kisner, T. S.*
Jones, W. C.*
Lange, A. E.*
Masi, S.*
Mauskopf, P. D.*
MacTavish, C. J.*
Melchiorri, A.*
Natoli, P.*
Netterfield, C. B.*
Pascale, E.*
Piacentini, F.*
Pogosyan, D.*
Polenta, G.*
Prunet, S.*
Ricciardi, S.*
Romeo, G.*
Ruhl, J. E.*
Santini, P.*
Tegmark, M.*
Veneziani, M.*
Vittorio, N.*
Title: A Measurement of the CMB <EE> Spectrum from the 2003 Flight
Title of journal: The Astrophysical Journal
Series/Report no.: 2/647(2006)
Publisher: The American Astronomical Society.
Issue Date: 20-Aug-2006
URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0507514
Keywords: cosmic microwave background
CMB temperature anisotropy
Abstract: We report measurements of the CMB polarization power spectra from the 2003 January Antarctic flight of BOOMERANG. The primary results come from 6 days of observation of a patch covering 0.22% of the sky centered near R:A: ¼ 82N5, decl: ¼ 45 . The observations were made using four pairs of polarization-sensitive bolometers operating in bands centered at 145 GHz. Using two independent analysis pipelines, we measure a nonzero hEEi signal in the range 201 < l < 1000 with a significance of 4.8 , a 2 upper limit of 8.6 K2 for any hBBi contribution, and a 2 upper limit of 7.0 K2 for the hEBi spectrum. Estimates of foreground intensity fluctuations and the nondetection of hBBi and hEBi signals rule out any significant contribution from Galactic foregrounds. The results are consistent with a CDM cosmology seeded by adiabatic perturbations.We note that this is the first detection of CMB polarization with bolometric detectors.
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