Brownian motion of a mass suspended by an anelastic wire

Gabriela I. Gonzalez, Peter R. Saulson

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The theory of elasticity and the fluctuation-dissipation theorem were used to calculate the thermal noise power spectrum of an extended mass suspended by an anelastic wire. The implications for interferometric detectors of gravitational waves are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-212
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1994


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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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