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Patrick J. Abbott

Mr. Abbott is a physicist in the Mass and Force (MF) Group in the Mechanical Metrology Division (MMD) of the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He is currently working on the development of a Mise en Pratique for the transfer of mass measured in vacuum to an artifact in air. This is an important step in the dissemination of a new “electronic kilogram,” tied to the Planck constant, as realized by the NIST Watt balance experiment.

Patrick J. Abbott


Mechanical Metrology Division
Mass and Force Group

Phone: 301-975-4218
Fax: 301-417-0514