Funded by NSF awards to Northwestern University and to The University of Chicago; and by NSERC awards to The University of Western Ontario.
 

 

 

 
Publications


SHARP papers - astronomy results:

First Detection of 350 Micron Polarization from a Radio-loud AGN, S.-S. Lee, S. Kang, D.-Y. Byun, N. L. Chapman, G. Novak, S. Trippe, J. C. Algaba, and M. Kino, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 808, p. L26 (2015)

Testing Magnetic Field Models for the Class 0 Protostar L1527, J. A. Davidson, Z.-Y. Li, C. L. H. Hull, R. L. Plambeck, W. Kwon, R. M. Crutcher, L. W. Looney, G. Novak, N. L. Chapman, B. C. Matthews, I. W. Stephens, J. J. Tobin, and T. J. Jones, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 797, p. 74 (2014)

The Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum of M17, L. Zeng, C. L. Bennett, N. L. Chapman, D. T. Chuss, I. Jimenez-Serra, G. Novak, and J. E. Vaillancourt, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 773, p. 29 (2013)

Alignment between Flattened Protostellar Infall Envelopes and Ambient Magnetic Fields, N. L. Chapman, J. A. Davidson, P. F. Goldsmith, M. Houde, W. Kwon, Z.-Y. Li, L. W. Looney, B. Matthews, T. G. Matthews, G. Novak, R. Peng, J. E. Vaillancourt, and N. H. Volgenau, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 770, p. 151 (2013)

The Magnetic Field Morphology of the Class 0 Protostar L1157-mm, I. W. Stephens, L. W. Looney, W. Kwon, C. L. H. Hull, R. L. Plambeck, R. M. Crutcher, N. L. Chapman, G. Novak, J. A. Davidson, J. E. Vaillancourt, H. Shinnaga, and T. G. Matthews, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 769, p. L15 (2013)

Magnetic Field in the Isolated Massive Dense Clump IRAS 20126+4104, H. Shinnaga, G. Novak, J. E. Vaillancourt, M. N. Machida, A. Kataoka, K. Tomisaka, J. A. Davidson, T. G. Phillips, C. D. Dowell, L. Leeuw, and M. Houde, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 750, p. L29 (2012), also available as a PDF file

Characterization of Turbulence from Submillimeter Dust Emission, S. Chitsazzadeh, M. Houde, R. H. Hildebrand, and J. E. Vaillancourt, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 749, p. 45 (2012), also available as a PDF file.

Magnetic Field Structure around Low-Mass Class 0 Protostars: B335, L1527 and IC348-SMM2, J. A. Davidson, G. Novak, T. G. Matthews, B. Matthews, P. F. Goldsmith, N. Chapman, N. H. Volgenau, J. E. Vaillancourt, and M. Attard, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 732, p. 97 (2011), also available as a PDF file

Polarimetry of DG Tau at 350 Microns, M. Krejny, T. Matthews, G. Novak, J. Cho, H. Li, H. Shinnaga, and J. E. Vaillancourt, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 705, p. 717 (2009), also available as a PDF file

Dispersion of Magnetic Fields in Molecular Clouds. II., M. Houde, J. E. Vaillancourt, R. H. Hildebrand, S. Chitsazzadeh, and L. Kirby, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 706, p. 1504 (2009), also available as a PDF file

Magnetic Fields and Infall Motions in NGC 1333 IRAS 4, M. Attard, M. Houde, G. Novak, H. Li, J. E. Vaillancourt, C. D. Dowell, J. A. Davidson, and H. Shinnaga, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 702, p. 1584 (2009), also available as a PDF file

DR 21: A Collapsing Cloud, L. Kirby, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 694, p. 1056 (2009), also available as a PDF file

New Results on the Submillimeter Polarization Spectrum of the Orion Molecular Cloud, J. E. Vaillancourt, C. D. Dowell, R. H. Hildebrand, L. Kirby, M. M. Krejny, H. Li, G. Novak, M. Houde, H. Shinnaga, and M. Attard, Astrophysical Journal Letters, Vol. 679, p. L25 (2008), also available as a PDF file


SHARP papers - instrumentation and data analysis:

Design and Initial Performance of SHARP, a Polarimeter for the SHARC-II Camera at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory, H. Li, C.D. Dowell, L. Kirby, G. Novak, and J.E. Vaillancourt, Applied Optics, vol. 47, p. 422 (2008) also available as a PDF file

The Removal of Artificially Generated Polarization in SHARP Maps , M. Attard, M. Houde, G. Novak, and J. E. Vaillancourt, Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 120, p. 805 (2008), also available as a PDF file

Astronomical Image Processing with Array Detectors, M. Houde and J. E. Vaillancourt, P.A.S.P., vol. 119, p. 871, (2007), also available as a PDF file


conference proceedings and related papers:

Dispersion of Observed Position Angles of Submillimeter Polarization in Molecular Clouds, G. Novak, J. L. Dotson, and H. Li, Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 695, p. 1362 (2009)

Dispersion of Magnetic Fields in Molecular Clouds. I, R. H. Hildebrand, L. Kirby, J. L. Dotson, M. Houde, and J. E. Vaillancourt, accepted by The Astrophysical Journal (2009)

"SHARP: The SHARC-II Polarimeter for CSO", H. Li, M. Attard, C. D. Dowell, R. H. Hildebrand, M. Houde, L. Kirby, G. Novak, and J. E. Vaillancourt, in Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering, "Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy III", Bellingham:SPIE, (2006) available as a PDF file

Placing Confidence Limits on Polarization Measurements, J. E. Vaillancourt, Publ. Astr. Soc. Pac., vol. 111, p. 1340 (2006).

Improved Data Reduction for Far-Infrared/Submillimeter Polarimetry, L. Kirby, J. A. Davidson, J. L. Dotson, C. D. Dowell, R. H. Hildebrand 2005, PASP, vol. 117, p. 991 (2005) also available as a PDF file

Grain Alignment by Radiation in Dark Clouds and Cores, J. Cho and A. Lazarian, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 631, p. 361 (2005) also available as a PDF file

Dust Dynamics in Compressible Magnetohydrodynamical Turbulence, H. Yan, A. Lazarian, and B. Draine, Astrophysical Journal, vol. 616, p. 895 (2004) also available as a PDF file

Evaluating the Magnetic Field Strength in Molecular Clouds, M. Houde, Astrophysical Journal Letters, vol. 616, p. L111 (2004) also available as a PDF file

A Polarimetry Module for CSO/SHARC-II, G. Novak, D. T. Chuss, J. A. Davidson, J. L. Dotson, C. D. Dowell, R. H. Hildebrand, M. Houde, L. Kirby, M. Krejny, A. Lazarian, H. Li, S. H. Moseley, J. E. Vaillancourt, and F. Yusef-Zadeh, in Proceedings of the International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5498, "Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II", eds. J. Zmuidzinas, W.S. Holland, and S. Withington, (Bellingham:SPIE), p. 278 (2004) also available as a PDF file

"Statistics of Turbulence via Polarimetry: alignment of grains and atoms", A. Lazarian and H. Yan, in Magnetic fields in the Universe, AIP Conf. Proc. 784, eds. E. M. de Gouveia Dal Pino, A. Lazarian, & G. Lugones (2004)

"Grain Alignment in Molecular Clouds", A. Lazarian and J. Cho, in Astronomical Polarimetry - Current Status and Future Directions, ASP Conf. Ser. 343, Eds. A. Adamson, A. Aspin, C. J. Davis, and T. Fujiyoshi (2004)

"Translational Velocities and Rotational Rates of Interstellar Dust Grains" , A. Lazarian and H. Yan, ASP Conf. Ser. 309, eds. Adolf N. Witt, Geoffrey C. Clayton, and Bruce T. Draine, p. 479 (2004)