The physics of Reionization: processes relevant for SKA observations

Semelin, B and Iliev, I T (2015) The physics of Reionization: processes relevant for SKA observations. In: Organisation, SKA (ed.) Advancing astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. Dolman Scott, Thatcham, UK, pp. 1683-1692. ISBN 9781909204713

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Abstract

The local intensity of the 21 cm signal emitted during the Epoch of Reionization that will be mapped by the SKA is modulated by the amount of neutral hydrogen. Consequently, understanding the process of reionization of the intergalactic medium (IGM) is crucial for predicting and interpreting the upcoming observations. After presenting the basic physics and most meaningful quantities pertaining to the process of reionization, we will review recent progress in our understanding of the production and escape of ionizing photons in primordial galaxies and of their absorption in the IGM especially in so-called minihalos and Lyman Limit Systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Paper given at the conference "Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array" (9-13 June, 2014 Giardini Naxos, Italy)
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
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Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2017 08:40
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2017 08:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69557
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