Probing magnetic turbulence by synchrotron polarimetry: statistics and structure of magnetic fields from Stokes correlators

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We describe a novel technique for probing the statistical properties of cosmic magnetic fields based on radio polarimetry data. Second-order magnetic field statistics like the power spectrum cannot always distinguish between magnetic fields with essentially different spatial structure. Synchrotron polarimetry naturally allows certain 4th-order magnetic… (More)

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@inproceedings{Waelkens2009ProbingMT, title={Probing magnetic turbulence by synchrotron polarimetry: statistics and structure of magnetic fields from Stokes correlators}, author={A. H. Waelkens and Alexander A. Schekochihin}, year={2009} }