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Scaling of Mass and Force Using Electrical Metrology



Gordon Shaw


The impending redefinition of the International System of Units (SI) allows realization of the kilogram using electrical metrology. It can be shown that electrical metrology can also be used to scale mass using electrostatic forces. An approach to mass metrology at the milligram scale using an Electrostatic Force Balance (EFB) is described. The relative uncertainty in EFB mass measurements is found to be substantially lower than those obtained with the current method based on subdivision of the artifact kilogram.
Proceedings Title
CPEM 2018 Conference Digest
Conference Dates
July 8-13, 2018
Conference Location


Mass, force, metrology, measurement, International System of Units, SI, electrostatic, balance, kilogram, milligram, microgram


Shaw, G. (2021), Scaling of Mass and Force Using Electrical Metrology, CPEM 2018 Conference Digest, Paris, , [online], (Accessed July 19, 2024)


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