[volt-nuts] physical explanation of the tilt effect?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sun Sep 19 10:28:19 UTC 2010

In message <4C95DD5C.3080307 at freenet.de>, "Dr. Frank Stellmach" writes:

>In the case of of an XTAL, one can explain this (known) orientation
>effect by the Coriolis force[...]

It has nothing to do with the Coriolis force, it is the force of gravity
adding stress to the X-tal, no more, no less.  The "2G turnover" effect
is instantaneous.   See John R. Vigs Quartz Crystal Tutorial.

>For the LTZ, I do not see a similar physical relation at the moment, do you?

I would personally suspect the effect is mainly thermal.

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