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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Past, present and future of the Resonant-Mass gravitational wave detectors

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Author(s):
Aguiar, Odylio Denys [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Nacl Pesquisas Espaciais, Div Astrofis, BR-12227010 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Review article
Source: Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics; v. 11, n. 1, p. 1-42, JAN 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 20
Abstract

Resonant-mass gravitational wave 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 not only covers technical aspects of detectors and sciences that will be done, but also analyzes the subject in a historical perspective, covering the various detection efforts over four decades, starting from Weber's pioneering work. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 06/56041-3 - New physics from space: gravitational waves
Grantee:Odylio Denys de Aguiar
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants