To appear in Background Microwave Radiation and Intracluster Cosmology, Proceedings of the International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", Eds. Melchiorri, F. & Rephaeli, Y., 2004
astro-ph/0410336

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OBSERVATIONAL ISSUES IN RADIOMETRIC AND INTERFEROMETRIC DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE SUNYAEV-ZEL'DOVICH EFFECTS

M. Birkinshaw and K. Lancaster


Department of Physics, University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL, U.K.


Table of Contents

SINGLE-DISH AND INTERFEROMETRIC OBSERVATIONS
Radiometric quantities
Single-dish techniques
Single-dish problems
Example single-dish results
Interferometric techniques
Interferometric problems
Example interferometer results

SYSTEMATIC ERRORS AND THE SCIENCE RETURN FROM SUNYAEV-ZEL'DOVICH EFFECT STUDIES
Cluster energetics
Cluster baryon count
Cluster gas structure
Cluster mass distribution
Cluster radial peculiar velocity
Cluster Hubble diagram
Blind surveys and number counts
Baryon mass fraction evolution
Microwave background temperature
Cluster formation studies
Transverse velocities

A CASE STUDY: CL 0016+16
X-ray data
SZ data
Distance of CL 0016+16
Lensing and the SZ effect

NEXT STEPS
OCRA
AMiBA
The future: the ISZO
Summary

REFERENCES

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