Measurement Techniques

, Volume 47, Issue 9, pp 899–901 | Cite as

The effect of the orientation of an anisotropic crystal on its weight

  • A. L. Dmitriev
  • N. N. Chesnokov
Mass Measurements


It is shown experimentally that the weight of a crystal of rutile depends on its spatial orientation. The observed difference in the apparent masses of the crystal is explained by the fact that the interaction factor of the elastic and gravitational forces depends on the direction with respect to the crystallographic axes of the sample.

Key words

crystal weight mass temperature 


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  • A. L. Dmitriev
  • N. N. Chesnokov

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