The inverted pendulum as a probe of anelasticity

Peter R Saulson, Robin T. Stebbins, Frank D. Dumont, Scott E. Mock

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Abstract

We discuss the rich dynamics of an inverted pendulum kept from falling over by an anelastic flexure. The anelastic character of the flexure is dramatically emphasized by the pendulum. We report measurements showing internal friction in one flexure to be independent of frequency over a band of three to four decades. This anelastic behavior in flexures can limit the sensitivity in gravitational wave detectors and in other precision measurements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-191
Number of pages10
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

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The inverted pendulum as a probe of anelasticity. / Saulson, Peter R; Stebbins, Robin T.; Dumont, Frank D.; Mock, Scott E.

In: Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 65, No. 1, 1994, p. 182-191.

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Saulson, Peter R ; Stebbins, Robin T. ; Dumont, Frank D. ; Mock, Scott E. / The inverted pendulum as a probe of anelasticity. In: Review of Scientific Instruments. 1994 ; Vol. 65, No. 1. pp. 182-191.
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