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Towards a Traceable Nanoscale Force Standard

Published

Author(s)

Jon R. Pratt, David B. Newell, Edwin R. Williams, Douglas T. Smith, John A. Kramar

Abstract

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a five-year project to traceably link the International System of Units (SI) to forces between 10-8N and 10-2N. In this paper, we give a background and overview of this project, discuss the electrostatic realization and dissemination of force through a mechanical balance, and provide a brief summary of the Microforce Laboratory being constructed at NIST.
Conference Dates
May 27-31, 2001
Conference Location
Turin, IT
Conference Title
Proceedings of the EUSPEN International Conference

Keywords

AFM, force, measurement, MEM's, nanoindentation

Citation

Pratt, J. , Newell, D. , Williams, E. , Smith, D. and Kramar, J. (2001), Towards a Traceable Nanoscale Force Standard, Proceedings of the EUSPEN International Conference, Turin, IT (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created May 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017