21 CENTIMETER TOMOGRAPHY OF THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM AT HIGH REDSHIFT

@article{Madau199621CT,
  title={21 CENTIMETER TOMOGRAPHY OF THE INTERGALACTIC MEDIUM AT HIGH REDSHIFT},
  author={Piero Madau and Avery Meiksin and Martin J. Rees},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={475},
  pages={429-444}
}
We investigate the 21 cm signature that may arise from the intergalactic medium (IGM) prior to the epoch of full reionization (z > 5). In scenarios in which the IGM is reionized by discrete sources of photoionizing radiation, the neutral gas that has not yet been engulfed by an H II region may easily be preheated to temperatures well above that of the cosmic background radiation (CBR), rendering the IGM invisible in absorption against the CBR. We identify three possible preheating mechanisms… Expand
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