Perspectives in the Research of Gravitational Waves: Omnidirectional Resonant Detectors

  • V. Fafone
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Spherical gravitational wave detectors offer a wealth of opportunities to detect and characterize gravitational radiation. They allow isotropic sky coverage and determination of the source direction and wave polarizations. The cross section is high at two frequencies, allowing the determination of the features of coalescing binaries. These detectors also appear to be powerful instruments for measuring a stochastic background of gravitational radiation. We describe the features of spherical detectors, their sensitivity to various types of gravitational wave signal and the experimental state of the art.


Neutron Star Gravitational Wave Hollow Sphere Source Direction Chirp Signal 
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