The mechanical loss of tin (II) oxide thin-film coatings for charge mitigation in future gravitational wave detectors

Reid, S. et al. (2012) The mechanical loss of tin (II) oxide thin-film coatings for charge mitigation in future gravitational wave detectors. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 29(3), 035002. (doi: 10.1088/0264-9381/29/3/035002)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Abstract

Electrostatic charging of the mirrors and suspensions in interferometric gravitational wave detectors may compromise aspects of both the sensitivity and control of current and planned instruments. The use of conductive coatings of tin (II) oxide as a possible charge mitigation technique is investigated here, where we report measurements of the optical loss and mechanical loss for the first time at frequencies of interest for gravitational wave detection.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heptonstall, Dr Alastair and Hammond, Professor Giles and Reid, Professor Stuart and Tokmakov, Dr Kirill and Rowan, Professor Sheila and Martin, Dr Iain and Cumming, Dr Alan and Cunningham, Dr Liam and Hough, Professor James and Murray, Dr Peter
Authors: Reid, S., Martin, I.W., Cumming, A., Cunningham, L., Fejer, M.M., Hammond, G., Heptonstall, A., Hough, J., Markosyan, A., Murray, P., Route, R., Rowan, S., and Tokmakov, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Classical and Quantum Gravity
Publisher:Institute of Physics
ISSN:0264-9381
Published Online:12 January 2012

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record