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Fig. 24


Constraints on the correlated matter isocurvature mode amplitude parameter α, where α = 0 corresponds to purely adiabatic perturbations. The Planck temperature data slightly favour negative values, since this lowers the large-scale anisotropies; however, the polarization signal from an isocurvature mode is distinctive and the Planck polarization data significantly shrink the allowed region around the value α = 0 corresponding to adiabatic perturbations.