High mechanical Q-factor measurements on calcium fluoride at cryogenic temperatures
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Festkörperphysik, Helmholtzweg 5, 07743 Jena, Germany
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Accepted: 12 January 2007
Published online: 22 February 2007
Mechanical Q-factor measurements of single crystalline calcium fluoride CaF2 bulk material are presented. Resonant modes between 27 and 100 kHz were investigated on a cylindrical test sample (). For selected modes low temperature measurements of the mechanical Q-factor were done within a temperature range from 5 to 300 K. For the Q-measurements a ring-down technique was used. The substrate was suspended as a pendulum by means of a tungsten wire loop. The highest Q-factor has been achieved around 60 K with 3 × 108 which is the highest Q-factor reported on CaF2 up to now.
PACS: 43.40.-r – Structural acoustics and vibration / 43.60.+d – Acoustic signal processing / 62.30.+d – Mechanical and elastic waves; vibrations / 04.80.Nn – Gravitational wave detectors and experiments
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