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

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We describe a 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 field statistics to be inferred from observational data, which lifts this degeneracy and can thereby help us gain a better picture of the structure ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Journal:
Mon.Not.Roy.Astron.Soc. 398: 1970,2009
Volume:
398
Issue:
4
Pages:
1970-1988
Publication date:
2009-03-17
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
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uuid:45883819-646c-4bf7-be5a-0564c433f4c0
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161315
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pubs:161315
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