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1. Measuring collected gas with microwave and acoustic resonances
Published: 4/23/2015
Authors: Keith A Gillis, James W Schmidt, Michael R Moldover, James B. Mehl
Abstract: With calibrations of large flow meters in mind, we established the feasibility of determining the mass {I}M{/I} of argon gas contained within a 0.3 m^u3^ commercially manufactured pressure vessel ("tank") with a relative standard uncertainty of {I}u{ ...

2. "Weighing" a Gas With Microwave and Acoustic Resonances
Published: 3/24/2015
Authors: Keith A Gillis, James B. Mehl, James W Schmidt, Michael R Moldover
Abstract: With calibrations of large flow meters in mind, we established the feasibility of determining the mass {I}M{/I}of argon gas contained within a 0.3 m^u3^ commercially manufactured pressure vessel ("tank") with a relative uncertainty of {I}u{/I}^dr^({I ...

3. Microwave Determination of the Volume of a Pressure Vessel
Published: 12/9/2014
Authors: Michael R Moldover, James W Schmidt, Keith A Gillis, James B. Mehl, John D Wright
Abstract: Using microwave techniques that are scalable to very large volumes, we measured the interior volume of a 0.3 m^u3^, commercially-manufactured, pressure vessel with an uncertainty of 0.05 %, as confirmed by independent, more-accurate, gas-expansion me ...

4. Photoacoustic Spectrometer for Accurate, Continuous Measurements of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration
Published: 6/19/2014
Authors: Joseph Terence Hodges, Zachary D Reed, Brent A Sperling, Roger D van Zee, James R Whetstone, Keith A Gillis
Abstract: We have developed a portable photoacoustic spectrometer that offers routine, precise and accurate measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide mixing ratios. The spectrometer is temperature controlled, continuously samples and dries atmospheric air, ...

5. Acoustic Techniques for Measuring Transport Properties of Gases
Published: 5/22/2014
Authors: Keith A Gillis, Michael R Moldover
Abstract: We describe the principles, techniques, and performance of acoustic resonators used to measure the shear viscosity, the thermal conductivity, and the bulk viscosity in gases. We developed the Greenspan acoustic viscometer at NIST, where colleagues us ...

6. Improved Determination of the Boltzmann Constant using a Single, Fixed-Length Cylindrical Cavity
Published: 8/27/2013
Authors: Hong Lin, Keith A Gillis, XiaoJuan Feng, Michael R Moldover, J.P. Sun, J.T. Zhang, Y.Y. Duan
Abstract: We report improvements to our previous [Zhang et al., Intl. J. Thermophysics, 32, 1297 (2011)] determination of the Boltzmann constant kB using a single 80 mm-long cylindrical cavity. In this work, the shape of the gas-filled resonant cavity is clos ...

7. Calibration of a Long-Wavelength Acoustic Flowmeter Using a Lumped Impedance Acoustic Model
Published: 8/26/2013
Authors: Lee James Gorny, Keith A Gillis, Michael R Moldover
Abstract: As a part of NIST‰s program to standardize measurements of greenhouse gas emissions, we are developing long-wavelength acoustic flowmeter (LWAF) for accurate, economical measurement of flue gas flows, for example, from coal-burning power plants. A L ...

8. Determination of mass-specific optical cross sections of multicomponent aerosols by combining electrical mobility and mass separation with laser absorption and extinction spectroscopy
Published: 7/22/2013
Authors: James G Radney, Xiaofei Ma, Keith A Gillis, Michael Russel Zachariah, Joseph Terence Hodges, Christopher D Zangmeister
Abstract: The optical properties of atmospheric aerosols vary widely, being dependent upon particle composition, morphology and mixing state. This diversity and complexity of aerosols motivates measurement techniques that can discriminate and quantify a variet ...

9. Microwave measurements for gas thermometry up to the copper point
Published: 5/13/2013
Authors: XiaoJuan Feng, Keith A Gillis, Michael R Moldover, James B Mehl
Abstract: We measured 5 microwave resonance frequencies {I}f{/I}^dN^ of an argon-filled cylindrical cavity at temperatures up to 1349 K. The repeatability of both the measured frequencies {I}u{/I}({I}f{/I}^dN^) and the scaled half-widths {I}u{/I}({I}g{/I}^dN^ ...

10. Second-order boundary corrections to the radial acoustic eigenvalues for a spherical cavity
Published: 8/17/2012
Author: Keith A Gillis
Abstract: We calculated the eigenvalues of the radially-symmetric acoustic modes of a gas-filled, spherical cavity to order ({delta}^dT^/{I}a{/I})^u2^, where {delta}^dT^ is the thickness of the thermal boundary layer and {I}a{/I} is the radius of the cavity. O ...

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