Abstract:Année de publication : 2006
We present a phenomenological investigation of non-Gaussian effects that could be seen on CMB temperature maps. Explicit expressions for the temperature correlation functions are given for different types of primordial mode couplings. We argue that a simplified description of the radial transfer function for the temperature anisotropies allows to get insights into the general properties of the bi and tri-spectra. The accuracy of these results is explored together with the use of the small scale approximation to get explicit expressions of high order spectra. The bi-spectrum is found to have alternate signs for the successive acoustic peaks. Sign patterns for the trispectra are more complicated and depend specifically on the type of metric couplings. Local primordial couplings are found to give patterns that are different from those expected from weak lensing effects.