[1009.1138] The Past, Present and Future of the Resonant-Mass Gravitational Wave Detectors

Authors: Odylio Denys Aguiar

Date: 6 Sep 2010

Abstract: Resonant-mass gravitational waves detectors are reviewed from the concept of gravitational waves and its mathematical derivation, using Einstein's general relativity, to the present status of bars and spherical detectors, and their prospects for the future, which include dual detectors and spheres with non-resonant transducers. The review covers not only the technical aspects of detectors and the science that will be done, but also analyses the subject in a historic perspective, covering the various detection efforts over four decades, starting from Weber's pioneering work.

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Sep 07, 2010

1009.1138 (/preprints)
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