The Stacks project

Lemma 66.48.4. Let $S$ be a scheme. Let $f : Y \to X$ be a quasi-compact and quasi-separated morphism of algebraic spaces over $S$. Let $Y \to X' \to X$ be the normalization of $X$ in $Y$.

  1. If $W \to X$ is an ├ętale morphism of algebraic spaces over $S$, then $W \times _ X X'$ is the normalization of $W$ in $W \times _ X Y$.

  2. If $Y$ and $X$ are representable, then $Y'$ is representable and is canonically isomorphic to the normalization of the scheme $X$ in the scheme $Y$ as constructed in Morphisms, Section 29.54.

Proof. It is immediate from the construction that the formation of the normalization of $X$ in $Y$ commutes with ├ętale base change, i.e., part (1) holds. On the other hand, if $X$ and $Y$ are schemes, then for $U \subset X$ affine open, $f_*\mathcal{O}_ Y(U) = \mathcal{O}_ Y(f^{-1}(U))$ and hence $\nu ^{-1}(U)$ is the spectrum of exactly the same ring as we get in the corresponding construction for schemes. $\square$


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