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Towards the next generation NPL watt balance.

Robinson, I A (2016) Towards the next generation NPL watt balance. In: 2016 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM), 10-15 July 2016, Ottawa, Canada.

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To gain the maximum benefit from the forthcoming redefinition of the SI unit of mass, the kilogram, there is a need for an accurate but relatively simple-to-operate method of realising mass from the new definition. Recent advances in the theory and methods of operation of watt balances have made it possible to consider building a next generation of watt balances to fulfill this need. The paper summarises the recent advances and describes the path NPL intends to take to produce a new design of watt balance which is aimed at the routine realisation of SI mass.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: watt balance, kilogram, Planck constant, mass metrology, redefinition, fundamental constants, international system of units (SI)
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Mass, Force, Pressure
Identification number/DOI: 10.1109/CPEM.2016.7540541
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:13
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/7218

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