Re-evaluation of the mechanical loss factor of hydroxide-catalysis bonds and its significance for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors

Cunningham, L. et al. (2010) Re-evaluation of the mechanical loss factor of hydroxide-catalysis bonds and its significance for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors. Physics Letters A, 374(39), pp. 3993-3998. (doi: 10.1016/j.physleta.2010.07.049)

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Abstract

New measurements of the mechanical loss factors of hydroxide-catalysis bonds have been made and these have been found to be significantly lower than previously reported. We provide the first estimate for the resulting thermal noise limitation for a practical test mass geometry for next generation gravitational wave detectors.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hammond, Professor Giles and Reid, Professor Stuart and Tokmakov, Dr Kirill and van Veggel, Dr Marielle and Torrie, Dr Calum and Hendry, Professor Martin and Scott, Dr Jamie and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Hough, Professor James and Strain, Professor Kenneth and Jones, Mr Russell and Haughian, Dr Karen and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Cunningham, L., Murray, P.G., Cumming, A., Elliffe, E.J., Hammond, G.D., Haughian, K., Hough, J., Hendry, M., Jones, R., Martin, I.W., Reid, S., Rowan, S., Scott, J., Strain, K.A., Tokmakov, K., Torrie, C., and van Veggel, A.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters A
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0375-9601
ISSN (Online):1873-2429
Published Online:24 July 2010

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
337921UK involvement in advanced LIGOKenneth StrainParticle Physics & Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)ST/G504284/1Physics and Astronomy
459312Investigations in Gravitational Radiation.Sheila RowanScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/I001085/1Physics and Astronomy