Internal Friction of Wires


WORKING with the transverse vibrations of wires of glass, steel, brass, aluminium and silver, Bennewitz and Rötger1 have found that the internal friction has a maximum at a frequency ƒ0 characteristic of each wire. They have found, in fact, that the internal friction varies with frequency ƒ approximately as


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    Bennewitz, K., and Rötger, H., Phys. Z., 37, 578 (1936).

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    Zener, C., Phys. Rev., 52, 230 (1937).

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ZENER, C. Internal Friction of Wires. Nature 140, 895 (1937).

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