CMB hemispherical asymmetry from nonlinear isocurvature perturbations
Abstract
We investigate whether nonadiabatic perturbations from inflation could produce an asymmetric distribution of temperature anisotropies on large angular scales in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). We use a generalised nonlinear δ N formalism to calculate the nonGaussianity of the primordial density and isocurvature perturbations due to the presence of nonadiabatic, but approximately scaleinvariant field fluctuations during multifield inflation. This localtype nonGaussianity leads to a correlation between very long wavelength inhomogeneities, larger than our observable horizon, and smaller scale fluctuations in the radiation and matter density. Matter isocurvature perturbations contribute primarily to low CMB multipoles and hence can lead to a hemispherical asymmetry on large angular scales, with negligible asymmetry on smaller scales. In curvaton models, where the matter isocurvature perturbation is partly correlated with the primordial density perturbation, we are unable to obtain a significant asymmetry on large angular scales while respecting current observational constraints on the observed quadrupole. However in the axion model, where the matter isocurvature and primordial density perturbations are uncorrelated, we find it may be possible to obtain a significant asymmetry due to isocurvature modes on large angular scales. Such an isocurvature origin for the hemispherical asymmetry would naturally give rise to a distinctive asymmetry in themore »
 Authors:
 Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Dennis Sciama Building, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth PO1 3FX (United Kingdom)
 School of Astronomy, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), P.O. Box 193955531, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
 Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX 75083 (United States)
 Publication Date:
 OSTI Identifier:
 22525896
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article
 Resource Relation:
 Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2015; Journal Issue: 04; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ANISOTROPY; ASYMMETRY; CORRELATIONS; COSMOLOGICAL INFLATION; DENSITY; DISTURBANCES; FLUCTUATIONS; LIMITING VALUES; MULTIPOLES; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; POLARIZATION; RELICT RADIATION; SCALE INVARIANCE
Citation Formats
Assadullahi, Hooshyar, Wands, David, Firouzjahi, Hassan, and Namjoo, Mohammad Hossein, Email: hooshyar.assadullahi@port.ac.uk, Email: firouz@mail.ipm.ir, Email: mohammadhossein.namjoo@utdallas.edu, Email: david.wands@port.ac.uk. CMB hemispherical asymmetry from nonlinear isocurvature perturbations. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1088/14757516/2015/04/017.
Assadullahi, Hooshyar, Wands, David, Firouzjahi, Hassan, & Namjoo, Mohammad Hossein, Email: hooshyar.assadullahi@port.ac.uk, Email: firouz@mail.ipm.ir, Email: mohammadhossein.namjoo@utdallas.edu, Email: david.wands@port.ac.uk. CMB hemispherical asymmetry from nonlinear isocurvature perturbations. United States. doi:10.1088/14757516/2015/04/017.
Assadullahi, Hooshyar, Wands, David, Firouzjahi, Hassan, and Namjoo, Mohammad Hossein, Email: hooshyar.assadullahi@port.ac.uk, Email: firouz@mail.ipm.ir, Email: mohammadhossein.namjoo@utdallas.edu, Email: david.wands@port.ac.uk. 2015.
"CMB hemispherical asymmetry from nonlinear isocurvature perturbations". United States.
doi:10.1088/14757516/2015/04/017.
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title = {CMB hemispherical asymmetry from nonlinear isocurvature perturbations},
author = {Assadullahi, Hooshyar and Wands, David and Firouzjahi, Hassan and Namjoo, Mohammad Hossein, Email: hooshyar.assadullahi@port.ac.uk, Email: firouz@mail.ipm.ir, Email: mohammadhossein.namjoo@utdallas.edu, Email: david.wands@port.ac.uk},
abstractNote = {We investigate whether nonadiabatic perturbations from inflation could produce an asymmetric distribution of temperature anisotropies on large angular scales in the cosmic microwave background (CMB). We use a generalised nonlinear δ N formalism to calculate the nonGaussianity of the primordial density and isocurvature perturbations due to the presence of nonadiabatic, but approximately scaleinvariant field fluctuations during multifield inflation. This localtype nonGaussianity leads to a correlation between very long wavelength inhomogeneities, larger than our observable horizon, and smaller scale fluctuations in the radiation and matter density. Matter isocurvature perturbations contribute primarily to low CMB multipoles and hence can lead to a hemispherical asymmetry on large angular scales, with negligible asymmetry on smaller scales. In curvaton models, where the matter isocurvature perturbation is partly correlated with the primordial density perturbation, we are unable to obtain a significant asymmetry on large angular scales while respecting current observational constraints on the observed quadrupole. However in the axion model, where the matter isocurvature and primordial density perturbations are uncorrelated, we find it may be possible to obtain a significant asymmetry due to isocurvature modes on large angular scales. Such an isocurvature origin for the hemispherical asymmetry would naturally give rise to a distinctive asymmetry in the CMB polarisation on large scales.},
doi = {10.1088/14757516/2015/04/017},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 04,
volume = 2015,
place = {United States},
year = 2015,
month = 4
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