Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 86, Issue 1, pp 9–16 | Cite as

Fundamentals of mass measurements

  • V. M. Mecea


The article makes a bridge between quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and conventional beam balances revealing the role of the field in mass measurements. Thus, three fundamental principles for mass measurements are formulated and demonstrated: the field principle, the mass sensitivity principle and the general equivalence principle.


acceleration beam balance equivalence principle general relativity mega-gravity field QCM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.QCM LabJärfällaSweden

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