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Very high Q measurements on a fused silica monolithic pendulum for use in enhanced gravity wave detectors

Cagnoli, G., Gammaitoni, L., Hough, J., Kovalik, J., McIntosh, S., Punturo, M., and Rowan, S. (2000) Very high Q measurements on a fused silica monolithic pendulum for use in enhanced gravity wave detectors. Physical Review Letters, 85 (12). 2442 -2445. ISSN 0031-9007 (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.2442)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.2442

Abstract

The results of a very high Q factor measurements for a 2.8 kg fused silica mass suspended by two fused quartz fibers attached by a novel technique for joining fused silica or quartz are presented. This is the heaviest test mass to date to be hung on fused quartz and tested in this way. Results are very encouraging even if not at the theoretical limit that one expects from the inherent material losses of fused quartz.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Cagnoli, Dr Gianpietro and Rowan, Prof Sheila and Hough, Prof James
Authors: Cagnoli, G., Gammaitoni, L., Hough, J., Kovalik, J., McIntosh, S., Punturo, M., and Rowan, S.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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