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We report the results of a joint analysis of data from BICEP2/Keck Array and Planck. BICEP2 and Keck Array have observed the same approximately 400  deg^{2} patch of sky centered on RA 0 h, Dec. -57.5°. The combined maps reach a depth of 57 nK deg in Stokes Q and U in a band centered at 150 GHz. Planck has observed the full sky in polarization at seven(More)
We present the all-sky Planck catalogue of Sunyaev-Zeldovich (SZ) sources detected from the 29 month full-mission data. The catalogue (PSZ2) is the largest SZ-selected sample of galaxy clusters yet produced and the deepest all-sky catalogue of galaxy clusters. It contains 1653 detections, of which 1203 are confirmed clusters with identified counterparts in(More)
The possibility of employing a digital speckle pattern interferometer with optical fibers for nondestructive testing of artwork has been evaluated. A simple and accurate fiber-optic interferometer, able to perform real-time measurements in a hostile environment, has been realized with a minimum of optical components and a minimum of adjustments. As a result(More)
We study the contribution of a stochastic background (SB) of primordial magnetic fields (PMF) on the anisotropies in temperature and polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB). A SB of PMF modelled as a fully inhomogeneous component induces non-gaussian scalar, vector and ten-sor metric linear perturbations. We give the exact(More)
A new optoelectronic system is proposed for three-dimensional (3D) texture measurement. It is based on a projection unit in which light, coming from a laser diode coupled to an optical fiber, impinges on a diffractive optical element (DOE) to produce sinusoidal fringes. If the projected fringe pattern is viewed at an angle different from the projection(More)
In the artwork conservation field, non contact diagnostic and imaging methods are widely used and most welcomed. In this work a new imaging tool, called Thermal Quasi-Reflectography (TQR), is proposed and demonstrated. It is based on the recording, by suitable procedures, of reflected infrared radiation in the MWIR band (3-5 μm). The technique, simple to(More)
The reduction of building energy consumption requires appropriate planning and design of the building's envelope. In the last years, new innovative materials and construction technologies used in new or refurbished buildings have been developed in order to achieve this objective, which are also needed for reducing greenhouse gases emissions and building(More)
In this study, experimental thermographic data from a specimen fresco with fabricated inserts was acquired and processed by Pulsed Phase Thermography (PPT) to detect and characterize the subsurface defects. The well-known concept of Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) is proposed for the selection of the proper phasegram frequency at which defect sizing is(More)