Dissipation mechanisms in pendulums and their implications for gravitational wave interferometers

Y. L. Huang, Peter R Saulson

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Abstract

We present a precise test of the dissipation dilution effect in the transverse wire mode quality factors in pendulums. Several excess loss mechanisms are diagnosed in detail, with special attention paid to dissipation from sliding friction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)544-553
Number of pages10
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume69
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 1998

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Gravity waves
pendulums
Pendulums
Interferometers
gravitational waves
Dilution
dissipation
interferometers
Wire
Friction
sliding friction
dilution
Q factors
wire

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Instrumentation

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Dissipation mechanisms in pendulums and their implications for gravitational wave interferometers. / Huang, Y. L.; Saulson, Peter R.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 69, No. 1-2, 02.1998, p. 544-553.

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