SEARCHING FOR GALAXY CLUSTERS WITH THE SUNYAEV-ZEL'DOVICH EFFECT
G. P. HOLDER, J. J. MOHR, J. E. CARLSTROM
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 5640 S. Ellis Ave,
Chicago, IL, USA, 60622


Abstract:
The Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) effect offers tremendous potential as a probe of the distant universe. We discuss cluster evolution and its effects on SZ surveys, using as a specific example a planned interferometric survey. The yield of an SZ survey will depend on the observing strategy and the evolution of the gas in the intra-cluster medium.