The cosmic microwave background bispectrum from the non-linear evolution of the cosmological perturbations

C. Pitrou, J. Uzan, F. Bernardeau

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Abstract

This article presents the first computation of the complete bispectrum of the cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropies arising from the evolution of all cosmic fluids up to second order, including neutrinos. Gravitational couplings, electron density fluctuations and the second order Boltzmann equation are fully taken into account. Comparison to limiting cases that appeared previously in the literature are provided. These are regimes for which analytical insights can be given. The final results are expressed in terms of equivalent fNL for different configurations. It is found that for moments up to ℓmax = 2000, the signal generated by non-linear effects is equivalent to fNL 5 for both local-type and equilateral-type primordial non-Gaussianity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)003
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume2010
Issue number07
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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