David B. Newell, Jon R. Pratt, John A. Kramar, Douglas T. Smith, L Feeney, Edwin R. Williams
Although nanonewton force measurements are commonplace in industry, no National Measurement Institute supports a link to the International System of Units (SI) below one newton. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a five-year inter-laboratory project focusing on the development of an instrument and laboratory capable of realizing and measuring the SI unit of force below 5 micronewtons using the electrical units as the link to the SI. We will give a brief overview of this project, instrument performance objectives and designs, and initial trials with a prototype electrostatic force balance.
Proceedings of National Conference of Standards Laboratories International
July 28-August 2, 2001
Washington, DC, USA
National Conference of Standards Laboratories International
, Pratt, J.
, Kramar, J.
, Smith, D.
, Feeney, L.
and Williams, E.
SI Traceability of Force at the Nanonewton Level, Proceedings of National Conference of Standards Laboratories International, Washington, DC, USA
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