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Tomographic Ionized-carbon Mapping Experiment

(proposed instrument to map the [CII] line)

The Tomographic Ionized-carbon Experiment (TIME) is a planned spectrometer aimed at an intensity mapping of the Ionized carbon forbidden line [CII] (158 μm) from the epoch of reionization, to be used as an indication of star formation. The wavelengths correspond to the redshifted carbon monoxide spectral lines from later periods, e.g., peak star formation, requiring analysis to distinguish which is which.

TIME is an alternative and compliment to 21-cm experiments, offering the opportunity to correlate results. TIME-pilot is a smaller scale pilot version covering a much smaller field of view, under construction as of 2019.

(instrument,survey,EOR,star formation,spectrometer,plan)
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