General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 33–43 | Cite as

The effects of gravitational waves on a superconducting antenna and its sensitivity

  • Huei Peng
Research Articles


In this paper we propose a set of generalized London equations which can describe the effects of gravitational waves on a superconducting antenna. We point out that a superconducting antenna with large quality factorQ will behave differently from a normal antenna, especially in the resonant case. The expression of the signal-to-noise ratio for a superconducting antenna is derived.


Differential Geometry Gravitational Wave Quality factorQ Resonant Case Large Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huei Peng
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  1. 1.Physics DepartmentThe University of Alabama in HuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Applied MathematicsAcademia SinicaBeijingP. R. China

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