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Characterization of the Virgo seismic environment

Rabeling, David; Ward, Robert; Acernese, F; Beker, M G; Blom, M


The Virgo gravitational wave detector is an interferometer (ITF) with 3 km arms located in Pisa, Italy. From July to October 2010, Virgo performed its third science run (VSR3) in coincidence with the LIGO detectors. Despite several techniques adopted to isolate the ITF from the environment, seismic noise remains an important issue for Virgo. Vibrations produced by the detector infrastructure (such as air conditioning units, water chillers/heaters, pumps) are found to affect Virgos sensitivity,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Classical and Quantum Gravity
DOI: 10.1088/0264-9381/29/2/025005


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