Advances in Astronomy

Anomalous Microwave Emission: Theory, Modeling, and Observations


Publishing date
26 Oct 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
08 Jun 2012

Lead Editor

1Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, School of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Manchester, Alan Turing Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, UK

2NASA Herschel Science Center, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

3Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, UMR8617, CNRS, Université Paris-Sud XI, Bâtiment 121, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France


Anomalous Microwave Emission: Theory, Modeling, and Observations

Description

It is now generally accepted that anomalous microwave emission—an emission peaking in the range 20-60 GHz correlating with infrared emission—is an additional radiation component of the interstellar medium. This emission is present both in the diffuse medium and in discrete sources, such as molecular clouds and HII regions, and it is commonly attributed to very small rotating dust particles. Unveiling the precise nature of this component of emission is crucial not only to improve the modeling of foregrounds for future cosmic microwave background experiments, but also to expand our knowledge of astrophysical dust grains. In very recent years, a strong impulse to the investigation of anomalous microwave emission has come from the wealth of data provided by first-class space facilities such as Planck, Spitzer, and Herschel. The availability of this unprecedented amount of data has been accompanied by a “burst” of theoretical and modeling activity.

We invite original contributions, as well as review articles, discussing the most recent results in the field of anomalous microwave emission. In particular, we encourage the submission of both theoretical articles making accurate predictions regarding the potential carriers of this radiative mechanism and the optimal physical conditions where it can manifest itself and articles describing the latest advances in the observational domain. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments of theory and modeling tools
  • Latest results from observations, both from space missions and ground-based experiments
  • Advances in modeling of the dust properties in regions characterized by significant amount of anomalous emission
  • The extragalactic view of anomalous microwave emission: the case of NGC 6946 and low-metallicity dwarf galaxies
  • Historical perspective: key data which have shown the existence of the anomalous microwave emission

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 134979
  • - Editorial

Anomalous Microwave Emission: Theory, Modeling, and Observations

Clive Dickinson | Roberta Paladini | Laurent Verstraete
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 390287
  • - Review Article

Anomalous Microwave Emission from Star Forming Regions

Anna M. M. Scaife
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 352407
  • - Review Article

The Discovery of Anomalous Microwave Emission

Erik M. Leitch | A. C. R. Readhead
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 780407
  • - Research Article

A Characterization of the Diffuse Galactic Emissions at Large Angular Scales Using the Tenerife Data

J. F. Macías-Pérez | R. D. Davies | ... | R. Rebolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 354259
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Source of Planck-Detected AME: High-Resolution Observations at 15 GHz

Yvette C. Perrott | Anna M. M. Scaife | ... | Keith J. B. Grainge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 162478
  • - Review Article

Observations of Anomalous Microwave Emission from HII Regions

Clive Dickinson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 462697
  • - Review Article

Spinning Dust Radiation: A Review of the Theory

Yacine Ali-Haïmoud
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 853927
  • - Research Article

Spectrum of the Anomalous Microwave Emission in the North Celestial Pole with WMAP 7-Year Data

Anna Bonaldi | Sara Ricciardi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 208159
  • - Review Article

Spinning Dust Emission from Wobbling Grains: Important Physical Effects and Implications

Thiem Hoang | A. Lazarian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 124931
  • - Research Article

On the Limitations of the Anomalous Microwave Emission Emissivity

Christopher T. Tibbs | Roberta Paladini | Clive Dickinson
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