Microwave polarization in the direction of galaxy clusters induced by the CMB quadrupole anisotropy

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Electron scattering induces a polarization in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) signal measured in the direction of a galaxy cluster due to the presence of a quadrupole component in the CMB temperature distribution. Measuring the polarization towards distant clusters provides the unique opportunity to observe the evolution of the CMB quadrupole at… (More)

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@inproceedings{Sazonov1999MicrowavePI, title={Microwave polarization in the direction of galaxy clusters induced by the CMB quadrupole anisotropy}, author={S. Y. Sazonov and Rashid A. Sunyaev}, year={1999} }