Thor M. Wilbanks

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We report millimeter-wavelength observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (S-Z) effect in two distant galaxy clusters. A relativistically correct analysis of the S-Z data is combined with the results of X-ray observations to determine the radial peculiar velocities (v r) of the clusters. We observed Abell 2163 (z = .201) in three mm-wavelength bands centered(More)
We present limits to anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) at angular scales of a few arcminutes. The observations were made at a frequency of 142 GHz using a 6-element bolometer array (the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Infrared Experiment) at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory. Two patches of sky, each approximately 36 ′ × 4 ′ and free of(More)
We report 2.1 mm observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (S-Z) effect; these observations confirm our previous detection of a decrement in the Cosmic Microwave Background intensity towards the cluster Abell 2163. The S-Z data are analyzed using the relativistically correct expression for the Comptonization. We begin by assuming the intracluster (IC) gas to(More)
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