Probing modified gravity with magnetically levitated resonators

  title={Probing modified gravity with magnetically levitated resonators},
  author={Chris Timberlake and Andrea Vinante and Francesco Shankar and Andrea Lapi and Hendrik Ulbricht},
  journal={Physical Review D},
We present an experimental procedure, based on Meissner effect levitation of neodymium ferromagnets, as a method of measuring the gravitational interactions between mg masses. The scheme consists of two superconducting lead traps, with a magnet levitating in each trap. The levitating magnets behave as harmonic oscillators, and by carefully driving the motion of one magnet on resonance with the other, we find that it should be easily possible to measure the gravitational field produced by a 4 mg… 

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