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The Science Case for ALMA Band 2 and Band 2+3

Fuller, GA and Avison, A and Beltran, M and Casasola, V and Caselli, P and Cicone, C and Costagliola, F and Breuck, CD and Hunt, L and Jimenez-Serra, I and Laing, R and Longmore, SN and Massardi, M and Paladino, R and Ramstedt, S and Richards, A and Testi, L and Vergani, D and Viti, S and Wagg, J (2016) The Science Case for ALMA Band 2 and Band 2+3. European Southern Observatory. (Accepted)

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Abstract

We discuss the science drivers for ALMA Band 2 which spans the frequency range from 67 to 90 GHz. The key science in this frequency range are the study of the deuterated molecules in cold, dense, quiescent gas and the study of redshifted emission from galaxies in CO and other species. However, Band 2 has a range of other applications which are also presented. The science enabled by a single receiver system which would combine ALMA Bands 2 and 3 covering the frequency range 67 to 116 GHz, as well as the possible doubling of the IF bandwidth of ALMA to 16 GHz, are also considered.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: astro-ph.IM; astro-ph.IM; astro-ph.CO; astro-ph.GA; astro-ph.SR
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Divisions: Astrophysics Research Institute
Publisher: European Southern Observatory
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Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 12:13
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2016 12:14
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2922

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