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A superconducting gyroscope to test Einstein's general theory of relativity
Author and Affiliation:
Everitt, C. W. F.(Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., United States)
Abstract: Schiff (1960) proposed a new test of general relativity based on measuring the precessions of the spin axes of gyroscopes in earth orbit. Since 1963 a Stanford research team has been developing an experiment to measure the two effects calculated by Schiff. The gyroscope consists of a uniform sphere of fused quartz 38 mm in diameter, coated with superconductor, electrically suspended and spinning at about 170 Hz in vacuum. The paper describes the proposed flight apparatus and the current state of development of the gyroscope, including techniques for manufacturing and measuring the gyro rotor and housing, generating ultralow magnetic fields, and mechanizing the readout.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1978
Document ID:
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 79A28124
Subject Category: PHYSICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A79-28102 10-35)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: Laser inertial rotation sensors; Seminar; August 30-31, 1978; San Diego, CA
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-32355
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Stanford Univ.; CA, United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: In: Laser inertial rotation sensors; Proceedings of the Seminar, San Diego, Calif., August 30, 31, 1978. (A79-28102 10-35) Bellingham, Wash., Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1978, p. 175-188.
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