Author Topic: Newbee Questions Regarding the Home Microbalance  (Read 849 times)

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Newbee Questions Regarding the Home Microbalance
« on: May 11, 2004, 07:58:00 PM »
I have recently attempted a few endeavors that Rhodium once suggested. A few years ago, Rhodium acquired an article that explained the construction of a home-made microbalance. However, there are several problems that I must solve before I will be able to successfully construct and operate one.
It seems that calibrated masses below one milligram are hard to come by. I tried making my own calibrated weights by using my university's microbalance and weighing out gold, but, unfortunately I was not able to find a piece small emough to get into the 1-10 microgram range. I decided that if I found a piece that weighed the correct amount, I could place it between two glass slides. This would prevent any possible chemical reactions that the gold might encounter. If anyone has successfully made one of the delicate microbalances, I would like to know how to obtain the tiny calibrated masses.
Also, I'm trying to create the balance using information my memory, but the last time I used TFSSE, I was not able to find the original link. Did anyone postmark the link?
I will update my advancements in making the microbalance if more information can be provided.


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Gold is dense
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 09:38:00 PM »
maybe you could use scraps of aluminum foil.


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Check the sticky post at the top of theĀ ...
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004, 06:02:00 AM »
Check the sticky post at the top of the "Chemicals & Equipment" forum.