The Design and Construction of a New Quartz Fiber Balance

  • F. A. Chappell
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The problems concerned in the commercial production of a quartz fiber ultramicrobalance are considered in relation to a number of existing designs. It is concluded that none of these lend themselves to this type of production, and a design finally adopted is described.

Performance tests show that the balance enables weighings to be carried out with a standard deviation of 0.08 µg, up to a maximum load of 250 mg in each pan. The factors influencing the accuracy attainable are discussed.


Fuse Quartz Quartz Fiber Suspension Fiber Optical Sensitivity Beam Suspension 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. A. Chappell
    • 1
  1. 1.Cray Valley WorksL. Oertling Ltd.Orpington, KentEngland

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