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Title: Gravitational-Wave Detectors: First, Second, and Third Generation

Gravitational waves are predicted by the general theory of relativity to be produced by accelerating mass systems with quadrupole (or higher) moment. The amplitude of gravitational waves is expected more »to be very small, so the best chance of their direct detection lies with some of the most energetic events in the universe, such as mergers of two neutron stars or black holes, supernova explosions, or the Big Bang itself. Over the past decade several detectors have been built to search for such gravitational-wave sources. This talk will review the current status of these detectors, as well as some of their most recent results, and will cover plans and expectations for the future generations of gravitational wave detectors.« less
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Title: Gravitational-Wave Detectors: First, Second, and Third Generation
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Publication Date: 2011-11-02
OSTI Identifier: 1042452
DOE Contract Number: DE-ACO2-06CH11357
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: APS Colloquium Series, Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois (United States), presented on November 2, 2011
Research Org: ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ; ANTIFERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS ; CHARGE CARRIERS ; CHARGE DENSITY ; COPPER COMPOUNDS ; COPPER IONS ; CUPRATES ; DIFFRACTION ; DOMAIN STRUCTURE ; DOPED MATERIALS ; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE ; LAYERS ; KINETIC ENERGY ; OXIDES ; SEGREGATION ; SPIN ; SUPERCONDUCTIVITY ; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS ; Gravitational-Waves ; Theory of Relativity
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:53:36
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28