SPT-SZ: A Sunyaev-Zel'dovich survey for galaxy clusters

C. L. Chang, P. A.R. Ade, K. A. Aird, B. A. Benson, L. E. Bleem, J. E. Carlstrom, H. M. Cho, T. De Haan, T. M. Crawford, A. T. Crites, M. A. Dobbs, W. Everett, N. W. Halverson, G. P. Holder, Holzapfel W.l. Holzapfel, D. Hrubes, M. Joy, R. Keisler, T. M. Lanting, A. T. LeeE. M. Leitch, A. Loehr, M. Lueker, J. J. McMahon, J. Mehl, S. S. Meyer, J. J. Mohr, T. E. Montroy, C. C. Ngeow, S. Padin, T. Plagge, C. Pryke, C. L. Reichardt, J. E. Ruhl, K. K. Schaffer, L. Shaw, E. Shirokof, H. G. Spieler, B. Stalder, A. A. Stark, Z. Staniszewski, K. Vanderlinde, J. D. Vieira, R. Williamson, O. Zahn, A. Zenteno

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Abstract

The SPT-SZ is, currently, the most powerful instrument for detecting galaxy clusters through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect. The SPT-SZ focal plane consists of over 700 background limited TES spiderweb bolometers observing in three different pass bands (90 GHz, 150 GHz, and 220 GHz) readout by a frequency domain SQUID multiplexer. Together with the 10-m South Pole Telescope, SPT-SZ has realized exceptional sensitivity at arcminute resolution over a one degree field of view and is the first instrument to discover new galaxy clusters through the SZ effect. We will discuss the SPT-SZ design and deployment, present initial results from the first two seasons, and outline future survey plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLow Temperature Detectors LTD-13 - Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop
Pages475-478
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Event13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13 - Stanford, CA, United States
Duration: 20 Jul 200924 Jul 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1185
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference13th International Workshop on Low Temperature Detectors, LTD-13
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityStanford, CA
Period20/07/0924/07/09

Keywords

  • South Pole Telescope
  • SPT Sunyaev Zeldovich
  • SZ

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