Consistency relations for large-scale structures: Applications for the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect and the kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect
1 Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA, IPhT, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, 0315 Oslo, Norway
Received: 15 January 2017
Accepted: 29 July 2017
Consistency relations of large-scale structures provide exact nonperturbative results for cross-correlations of cosmic fields in the squeezed limit. They only depend on the equivalence principle and the assumption of Gaussian initial conditions, and remain nonzero at equal times for cross-correlations of density fields with velocity or momentum fields, or with the time derivative of density fields. We show how to apply these relations to observational probes that involve the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect or the kinematic Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect. In the squeezed limit, this allows us to express the three-point cross-correlations, or bispectra, of two galaxy or matter density fields, or weak lensing convergence fields, with the secondary cosmic microwave background distortion in terms of products of a linear and a nonlinear power spectrum. In particular, we find that cross-correlations with the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect show a specific angular dependence. These results could be used to test the equivalence principle and the primordial Gaussianity, or to check the modeling of large-scale structures.
Key words: large-scale structure of Universe
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