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Microwave Properties of X-Ray Selected AGN

Title: Microwave Properties of X-Ray Selected AGN.
Name(s): Rasmussen, Kaitlin C., author
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: When studying the Cosmic Microwave Background in detail, one needs to take into account extragalactic contamination sources such as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN): distant galaxies whose high radiation output act as pollutants to sky surveys. The Cosmic Microwave Background isn't the only thing that these sources effect, either — surveys of extragalactic material, such as those of intergalactic gas, at any wavelength must account for AGN output. In this thesis we want to investigate whether there is a relationship between X-ray and microwave contamination. Do the bright X-ray sources we account for in CMB cosmology have an effect on studies of the intergalactic medium in the microwave? We found that while an increase in X-ray flux does correspond to an increase in microwave flux, this is due to the fact that a loud source tends to produce more radiation across the entire spectrum. No particular correlation between X-ray and microwave flux was discovered. As a result, bright X-ray sources do not need to be accounted for in microwave surveys of intergalactic gas.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0508 (IID)
Keywords: AGN:X-rays, AGN:Microwaves AGN:flux, Cosmic Microwave Background, Intergalactic Medium
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 17, 2015.
Subject(s): Cosmology
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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