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Type: Journal article
Title: Effects of electrical charging on the mechanical Q of a fused silica disk
Author: Mortonson, M.
Vassiliou, C.
Ottaway, D.
Shoemaker, D.
Citation: Review of Scientific Instruments, 2003; 74(11):4840-4845
Publisher: Amer Inst Physics
Issue Date: 2003
ISSN: 0034-6748
1089-7623
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Michael J. Mortonson and Christophoros C. Vassiliou, David J. Ottaway, David H. Shoemaker and Gregory M. Harry
Abstract: We report on the effects of an electrical charge on mechanical loss of a fused silica disk. A degradation of Q was seen that correlated with charge on the surface of the sample. We examine a number of models for charge damping, including eddy current damping and loss due to polarization. We conclude that rubbing friction between the sample and a piece of dust attracted by the charged sample is the most likely explanation for the observed loss.
Rights: © 2003 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.
RMID: 0020083075
DOI: 10.1063/1.1619544
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