Upgrading the NIST electrostatic force balance

Julian Stirling, Gordon A Shaw

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Abstract

After the adoption of a redefined SI, electrostatic force measurements will become an ideal way to realise forces at the sub-micronewton level in a laboratory setting using an instrument such as the NIST electrostatic force balance. The balance has recently undergone a complete replacement of the control system. We describe both the new updated control system and recent improvements to analysis and data collection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2016)
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9134-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-9135-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Stirling, J., & Shaw, G. A. (2016). Upgrading the NIST electrostatic force balance. In 2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2016) IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/CPEM.2016.7540779