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Precision Engineering Device To Detect The Fifth Force
Author(s): N. H. Kwong; A. Mufti; K. J. Schaudt; A. E. Hatheway
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Paper Abstract

We outline a proposed precision experiment in fundamental physics, emphasizing the engineering requirements in the construction of the equipment. The objective of the experiment is to detect a predicted finite range gravitational force commonly called the "Fifth Force". Its execution involves measuring the earth's gravitational field vector at a large number of precisely located points (to 0.1 mm) around a closed surface. We will explain the basic idea behind the design and its advantages over previous experiments and state the accuracy requirements of various components. We will also describe two conceptual designs of the position and motion-control device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962949
Show Author Affiliations
N. H. Kwong, University of Arizona (United States)
A. Mufti, University of Arizona (United States)
K. J. Schaudt, University of Arizona (United States)
A. E. Hatheway, A. E. Hatheway, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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