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Title: Gravitation Physics at BGPL

Abstract

We report progress on a program of gravitational physics experiments using cryogenic torsion pendula undergoing large-amplitude torsion oscillation. This program includes tests of the gravitational inverse square law and of the weak equivalence principle. Here we describe our ongoing search for inverse-square-law violation at a strength down to 10-5 of standard gravity. The low-vibration environment provided by the Battelle Gravitation Physics Laboratory (BGPL) is uniquely suited to this study.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
909665
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-51437
TRN: US200723%%121
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: New Astronomy Reviews, 51(3-4):334-340; Journal Volume: 51; Journal Issue: 3-4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CRYOGENICS; EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE; GRAVITATION; PHYSICS; TORSION

Citation Formats

Boynton, Paul E., Bonicalzi, Ricco M., Kalet, A. M., Kleczewski, A. M., Lingwood, J. K., Mckenney, Kevin J., Moore, Michael W., Steffen, J. H., Berg, Eric C., Cross, William D., Newman, Riley D., and Gephart, Roy E.. Gravitation Physics at BGPL. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2006.11.035.
Boynton, Paul E., Bonicalzi, Ricco M., Kalet, A. M., Kleczewski, A. M., Lingwood, J. K., Mckenney, Kevin J., Moore, Michael W., Steffen, J. H., Berg, Eric C., Cross, William D., Newman, Riley D., & Gephart, Roy E.. Gravitation Physics at BGPL. United States. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2006.11.035.
Boynton, Paul E., Bonicalzi, Ricco M., Kalet, A. M., Kleczewski, A. M., Lingwood, J. K., Mckenney, Kevin J., Moore, Michael W., Steffen, J. H., Berg, Eric C., Cross, William D., Newman, Riley D., and Gephart, Roy E.. Thu . "Gravitation Physics at BGPL". United States. doi:10.1016/j.newar.2006.11.035.
@article{osti_909665,
title = {Gravitation Physics at BGPL},
author = {Boynton, Paul E. and Bonicalzi, Ricco M. and Kalet, A. M. and Kleczewski, A. M. and Lingwood, J. K. and Mckenney, Kevin J. and Moore, Michael W. and Steffen, J. H. and Berg, Eric C. and Cross, William D. and Newman, Riley D. and Gephart, Roy E.},
abstractNote = {We report progress on a program of gravitational physics experiments using cryogenic torsion pendula undergoing large-amplitude torsion oscillation. This program includes tests of the gravitational inverse square law and of the weak equivalence principle. Here we describe our ongoing search for inverse-square-law violation at a strength down to 10-5 of standard gravity. The low-vibration environment provided by the Battelle Gravitation Physics Laboratory (BGPL) is uniquely suited to this study.},
doi = {10.1016/j.newar.2006.11.035},
journal = {New Astronomy Reviews, 51(3-4):334-340},
number = 3-4,
volume = 51,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Thu Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}
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