Čadež, Andrej and Abramovici, Alex (1988) Measuring high mechanical quality factors of bodies made of bare insulating materials. Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, 21 (5). pp. 453-456. ISSN 0022-3735. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120601-084851599
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A method that allows measurement of high mechanical quality factors (Q) of bodies made of insulating materials is described, whereas the sample is arranged as the dielectric in two independent capacitors. This allows one to apply an electric force to the sample and to measure the resulting displacement without the need to apply conductive coatings. An example is presented whereby a Q of 88 000 has been measured for a cylinder made of fused silica.
|Additional Information:||© 1988 Institute of Physics. Received 3 August 1987, in final form 29 September 1987. We wish to thank Ronald W P Drever for useful suggestions and for continued support of this work. and Robert Spero for stimulating discussions. This work has been supported by the National Science Foundation (Grant NSF PHY 85-04136). One of us (AC) would also like to thank the Fulbright Foundation for supporting his stay at CALTECH.|
|Subject Keywords:||Electronics and devices Instrumentation and measurement|
|Classification Code:||PACS: 06.30.Bp, 84.32.Tt|
|Official Citation:||Measuring high mechanical quality factors of bodies made of bare insulating materials A Cadez and A Abramovici 1988 J. Phys. E: Sci. Instrum. 21 453|
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|Deposited By:||Ruth Sustaita|
|Deposited On:||01 Jun 2012 16:30|
|Last Modified:||01 Jun 2012 16:30|
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