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Title

Laboratory Investigations of Short Range Gravity

Date of Award

Summer 8-15-2010

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Physics

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type

Dissertation

Abstract

This thesis is focused on the design and construction of a high sensitivity torsion balance which will be used to probe the gravitational force on short scales. The design concepts of an ideal instrument are laid out initially and are followed by description of the steps we have taken to construct such an instrument. Next we show the results of tests performed on the fully integrated instrument. Finally we discuss the steps necessary to improve the instrument.

Language

English (en)

Chair and Committee

Ramanath Cowsik

Committee Members

Alex Meshik, Cliff Will, Martin Israel, Nadathur Krishnan, Philip Skemer, David Fike

Comments

Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.7936/K7RN35TK

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