Precision era of the kinetic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich effect: simulations, analytical models and observations and the power to constrain reionization

@article{Zhang2004PrecisionEO,
  title={Precision era of the kinetic Sunyaev–Zel'dovich effect: simulations, analytical models and observations and the power to constrain reionization},
  author={Pengjie Zhang and Ue-li Pen and Hy Trac},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={347},
  pages={1224-1233}
}
The kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, which is the dominant cosmic microwave background (CMB) source at arcmin scales and v ∼217 GHz, probes the ionized gas peculiar momentum up to the epoch of reionization and is a sensitive measure of the reionization history. We ran high-resolution self-similar and ACDM hydro-simulations and built an analytical model to study this effect. Our model reproduces the ACDM simulation results to several per cent accuracy, passes various tests against self-similar… 

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