A New Anti-Vibration Support


IN his investigation of the optical constants of liquid metals, Aster1 placed marble slabs on sand to obtain a shock-proof arrangement. This proved impracticable in my work. The laboratory is situated on the second floor of a large five-storey building. The vibrations of the latter, trolley-buses passing at no great distance, and the running of an electric motor in the laboratory made it imperative to devise a support which would eliminate the effect of all these factors on a mercury surface, and, at the same time, be rigid enough to carry a small furnace.

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    Aster, Phys. Rev., 20, 349 (1922).

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WEIL, R. A New Anti-Vibration Support. Nature 157, 481 (1946) doi:10.1038/157481c0

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