CAMB: Matter Power Normalization Issues.

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Aaron Brown
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CAMB: Matter Power Normalization Issues.

Post by Aaron Brown » August 11 2015

Hi All,
Thanks in advance for any help.

I am attempting to output the matter power spectrum for varying values of the combined neutrino mass. With N_eff=3.046 a constant, and no mass hierarchy. Basically just varying Omega_nu.

However, CAMB spits back out the power spectrums...and the normalization seems to be off at small k (large scales). That is, there appears to be slight power suppression even at the largest scales. Certainly the power spectrums should only diverge after/around turnover?

I should point out that varying N_eff and keeping mass fixed yields expected result of proper normalization at large scales and divergence only at smaller scales.

Anyone know what's causing this norm. error for varying neutrino mass?
Thanks!

Antony Lewis
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Re: CAMB: Matter Power Normalization Issues.

Post by Antony Lewis » August 11 2015

It depends on what you are keeping fixed when you vary \Omega_\nu.

Aaron Brown
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CAMB: Matter Power Normalization Issues.

Post by Aaron Brown » August 11 2015

Everything.
N_eff fixed, degeneracies fixed, etc.

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