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Measurement of Newton's gravitational constant

Schlamminger S, Holzschuh E, K??ndig W, Nolting F, Pixley R, Schurr J, Straumann U ...see all

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, vol. 74, issue 8 (2006)

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Abstract

A precision measurement of the gravitational constant $G$ has been made using a beam balance. Special attention has been given to determining the calibration, the effect of a possible nonlinearity of the balance and the zero-point variation of the balance. The equipment, the measurements and the analysis are described in detail. The value obtained for G is 6.674252(109)(54) 10^{-11} m3 kg-1 s-2. The relative statistical and systematic uncertainties of this result are 16.3 10^{-6} and 8.1 10^{-6}, respectively.

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Authors

  • St Schlamminger

  • E. Holzschuh

  • W. K??ndig

  • F. Nolting

  • R. E. Pixley

  • J. Schurr

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