Density calculations on small amounts of sample

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 21 March 2008



(2008), "Density calculations on small amounts of sample", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 55 No. 2.



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Density calculations on small amounts of sample

Article Type: Methods From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 55, Issue 2.

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The AccuPyc II 1340 1cm3 also features an ultra-low noise transducer amplifier that results in faster equilibration. The instrument can be operated with a keypad or an optional windows interface that provides exceptional reporting and archiving capability. Both versions include direct sample mass input from a balance and cycle-based displacement volume reporting. The Windows interface also includes time-based pressure equilibration, percent solids content, and total pore volume reports. For those who require high throughput, an integrated control and analysis module can control up to five additional external analysis modules of the same or different volume capacities. A glove box model is also available for analyses in applications where the control module and analysis module must be in separate environments.

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