An additional value of the Avogadro constant was obtained by counting the atoms in isotopically enriched Si spheres. With respect to the previous determination, the spheres were etched and repolished to eliminate metal contaminations and to improve the roundness. In addition, all the input quantities—molar mass, lattice parameter, mass, and volume—were remeasured aiming at a smaller uncertainty. In order to make the values given in Andreas et al. [Metrologia 48, S1 (2011)] and Azuma et al. [Metrologia 52, 360 (2015)] usable for a least squares adjustment, we report about the estimate of their correlation.
The Correlation of the NA Measurements by Counting 28Si Atoms
G. Mana, E. Massa, C. P. Sasso, M. Stock, K. Fujii, N. Kuramoto, S. Mizushima, T. Narukawa, M. Borys, I. Busch, A. Nicolaus, A. Pramann; The Correlation of the NA Measurements by Counting 28Si Atoms. J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 1 September 2015; 44 (3): 031209. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4921240
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