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Title: BALANCE

Abstract

A torsional-type analytical balance designed to arrive at its equilibrium point more quickly than previous balances is described. In order to prevent external heat sources creating air currents inside the balance casing that would reiard the attainment of equilibrium conditions, a relatively thick casing shaped as an inverted U is placed over the load support arms and the balance beam. This casing is of a metal of good thernnal conductivity characteristics, such as copper or aluminum, in order that heat applied to one portion of the balance is quickly conducted to all other sensitive areas, thus effectively preventing the fornnation of air currents caused by unequal heating of the balance.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4309762
Patent Number(s):
US 2624564
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-014390
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014390
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; AIR; ALUMINUM; COPPER; HEATING; INSTRUMENTS; MECHANICS; PATENT; ROTATION; TENSILE PROPERTIES; THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY; TORSION; WEIGHT

Citation Formats

Carmichael, H. BALANCE. United States: N. p., 1953. Web.
Carmichael, H. BALANCE. United States.
Carmichael, H. Thu . "BALANCE". United States.
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abstractNote = {A torsional-type analytical balance designed to arrive at its equilibrium point more quickly than previous balances is described. In order to prevent external heat sources creating air currents inside the balance casing that would reiard the attainment of equilibrium conditions, a relatively thick casing shaped as an inverted U is placed over the load support arms and the balance beam. This casing is of a metal of good thernnal conductivity characteristics, such as copper or aluminum, in order that heat applied to one portion of the balance is quickly conducted to all other sensitive areas, thus effectively preventing the fornnation of air currents caused by unequal heating of the balance.},
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year = {1953},
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