Dissipation mechanisms in pendulums and their implications for gravitational wave interferometers

Y. L. Huang, Peter R. Saulson
1998 Review of Scientific Instruments  
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.
doi:10.1063/1.1148692 fatcat:fdro5545wbevbecwxpmbwup4f4