Signatures of Intergalactic Dust from the First Supernovae

@article{Loeb1997SignaturesOI,
  title={Signatures of Intergalactic Dust from the First Supernovae},
  author={Abraham Loeb and Zolt{\'a}n Haiman},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={490},
  pages={571-576}
}
We quantify the consequences of intergalactic dust produced by the first Type II supernovae in the universe. The fraction of gas converted into stars is calibrated based on the observed C/H ratio in the intergalactic medium at z = 3, assuming a Scalo mass function for the stars. The associated dust absorbs starlight energy and emits it at longer wavelengths. For a uniform mix of metals and dust with the intergalactic gas, we find that the dust distorts the microwave background spectrum by a y… 

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