Cunningham, L. and Murray, P. G. and Cumming, A. and Elliffe, E. J. and Hammond, G. D. and Haughian, K. and Hough, J. and Hendry, M. and Jones, R. and Martin, I. W. and Reid, S. and Rowan, S. and Scott, J. and Strain, K. A. and Tokmakov, K. and Torrie, C. and van Veggel, A. A. (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. ISSN 0375-9601 http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20101004-140100336
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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.
|Additional Information:||© 2010 Elsevier. Received 3 June 2010; revised 20 July 2010; accepted 23 July 2010. Communicated by P.R. Holland. Available online 24 July 2010. We are grateful for the financial support provided by STFC, the University of Glasgow and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. LIGO was constructed by the California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology with funding from the National Science Foundation and operates under cooperative agreement PHY-0107417. We would like to thank our colleagues in the LSC and Virgo Collaborations for their interest in this work. This Letter has LIGO document number LIGO-P0900053-v1.|
|Subject Keywords:||Thermal noise; Gravitational wave detectors; Hydroxide-catalysis bonding|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||05 Oct 2010 17:10|
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