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Alignment and testing of the NIST Calculable Capacitor



Yicheng Wang, Felipe Guzman, Corey A. Stambaugh, Radek Smid, Hugo Zuniga Calvo, Andrew D. Koffman, Jon R. Pratt, John R. Lawall


This paper reports progress on the NIST effort to develop a new calculable capacitor, focusing on improvement of the guard electrode motion control as well as issues associated with the overall electrode alignment. Design of a multi-wavelength Fabry-Perot interferometer which may facilitate testing the calculable capacitor in air is also discussed.
Proceedings Title
CPEM 2014 Conference Digest
Conference Dates
August 24-29, 2014
Conference Location
Rio de Janeiro
Conference Title
Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM)


Calculable capacitor, laser alignment


Wang, Y. , Guzman, F. , Stambaugh, C. , Smid, R. , Zuniga, H. , Koffman, A. , Pratt, J. and Lawall, J. (2014), Alignment and testing of the NIST Calculable Capacitor, CPEM 2014 Conference Digest, Rio de Janeiro, -1, [online], (Accessed April 20, 2024)
Created August 24, 2014, Updated November 10, 2018