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Physikalisch Physikalisch- -Technische Bundesanstalt Technische Bundesanstalt
Braunschweig und Berlin Braunschweig und Berlin
Thompson-Lampard Calculable Cross Capacitor
and
Determination of R
K
H. Bachmair
International School on Quantum Metrology and Fundamental International School on Quantum Metrology and Fundamental
Constants Constants
Les Les Houches Houches, France, 01 , France, 01 - - 12 October 2007 12 October 2007
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Content
Thompson Lampard Calculable Cross Capacitor
and Determination of R
K
Determination of the Units of Inductance, Capacitance
and Resistance
A New Theorem in Electrostatics and its Application to
Calculable Capacitors
Influence of Imperfections of the Electrode System on the
Cross Capacitance
Determination of the Unit of Resistance Based on the Unit
of Capacitance
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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International School on
Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Determination of the units of
inductance,
capacitance and
resistance
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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The Units of Electrodynamics (1)

0 00 0
c m kg s A
current balance
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The Units of Electrodynamics (2)
M
a
x
w
e
l
l
'
s
e
q
u
a
t
i
o
n
c
2

0
=

1

0 00 0

0 00 0
c m kg s A
voltage balance
current balance
V
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
The Ohm
The unit of electric resistance - the ohm - is the electric resistance between
two points of a conductor when a constant potential difference of 1 volt,
applied to these points, produces in the conductor a current of 1 ampere,
the conductor not being the seat of any electromotive force (1 = 1 V/1 A =
1 m
2
kgs
-3
A
-2
) (9th CGPM, 1948)
A
1
V
1
A
2
J
V
2
A
l
ds
s A s I
V
R
ds
s A s
I ds
J
s d
J
s d E V V V
J
J J
J
J J
J

= =

= =
= = =

2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2 1
) ( ) (
1
) ( ) (
1
r
r
r
r
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
The Units of Electrodynamics (3)
M
a
x
w
e
l
l
'
s
e
q
u
a
t
i
o
n
c
0
2

0
=

1

0 00 0

0 00 0
c m kg s A
calculable (mutual) inductor
L = R
voltage balance
current balance

V
H
O
h
m
'
s
l
a
w
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The Henry
dt
dI
L V
I L
dt
d
dA B
dt
d
s d E
i
A
n
=
=

= =

,
r
r
The henry is the inductance of a closed circuit in which an
electromotive force of 1 volt is produced when the electric current in
the circuit varies uniformly at a rate of 1 ampere per second
(1 H = 1 V/ 1 As
-1
= 1 m
2
kgs
-2
A
-2
) (9th CGPM, 1948)
r
PQ
dV
Q
dV
P
I
P
I
Q
2
0
2
4
N A
l
L
dV dV
r
J J
I
L
S
Q P
PQ
Q P

## Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007

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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
The Units of Electrodynamics (4)
M
a
x
w
e
l
l
'
s
e
q
u
a
t
i
o
n
c
0
2

0
=

1

0 00 0

0 00 0
c m kg s A
calculable cross capacitor
1/C = R
voltage balance
current balance

V
F
O
h
m
'
s
l
a
w
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The unit of capacitance - the farad - is the capacitance of a capacitor
between the plates of which there appears a potential difference of 1 volt
when it is charged by a quantity of electricity of 1 coulomb (1 F = 1 C/1 V =
1 m
-2
kg
-1
s
4
A
2
) (9th CGPM, 1948)
-Q
S
,
b
Q
S
,
a
a
r
b
|

\
|

= =
|

\
|
= =
+ = =
= =
= =

b a
V
Q
C
b a
Q
V
const
r
Q
dr E
r
Q D
E
r
Q
D Q dA D
ab
S
S
b a ab
S
r r
S r
r
S
r S r
1 1
4
1 1
4
.
4
4
4
,
0
0
0
2
0 0
2

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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
The Units of Electrodynamics (5)
M
a
x
w
e
l
l
'
s
e
q
u
a
t
i
o
n
c
0
2

0
=

1

0 00 0

0 00 0
c m kg s A
calculable cross capacitor
voltage balance
current balance

V
F
e
h/e
2
h/2e
O
h
m
'
s
l
a
w
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
A new theorem in electrostatics
and its application to calculable
capacitors
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Calculable Cross Capacitor, Theorem
C
1
'
C
2
'
1
0
'
2 0
'
1
/ /
= +
C C
e e
:
'
0
'
2
'
1
C C C = =
m pF C / 2 2 ln
0
'
0
=

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Calculable Cross Capacitor, Realisation (1)
1
0
01
2 ln l C =

( )
2 1
0
02 01 0
2 ln l l C C C = =

1 2 2 3 3
4
1 2 3 2 3
4
l ll l
1
l ll l
2
2
0
02
2 ln l C =

## Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007

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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Calculable Cross Capacitor, Realisation (2)
l C = 2 ln
0
0

l ll l
1
l ll l
2
interferometric measurement of a
length measurement
no bending of the electrodes
imperfections of the electrode
system can be kept smaller
no interruption of the vacuum
altogether causing a smaller
uncertainty to the expenditure of a
more complex construction
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Calculable Cross Capacitor, Realisation (3)
NIM 1995: 0.1 ppm
NIST 1989: 0.019 ppm
NMIA 1997: 0.032 ppm
NPL 1988: 0.028 ppm
PTB 1995: 0.035 ppm
Influence of a slight asymmetry on the
cross capacitance
For C
1
C
2
and C = | C
1
-C
2
| C
0
, the
mean value of the two cross capacitances is
given by
( )
(
(

|
|

\
|

|
|

\
|

+ =
+
= ...
'
'
192
2 ln
'
'
8
2 ln
1 '
2
' '
'
4
0
3
2
0
0
2 1
_
C
C
C
C
C
C C
C
The necessary correction is quite small:
With C/C
0
3.410
-4
, the correction is below
110
-8
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Influence of Imperfections
of the Electrode System
on the Cross Capacitance
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Calculable Cross Capacitor, Influence of Gap Geometry
/ ,
/ 1
0
= +
|

\
|

## k with terms order higher

z
z
C
C
k
z
z
C
C
k

=
=
0
1

2
0
2
2 /
|

\
|

=
=
z
z
C
C
k

z

z

z
n
z
z
C
C
n k
n
|

\
|

=
=
0
/ 1
/
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Calculable Cross Capacitor, Suitable Cross Sections
b)
c) d)
a)
C
1

C
2

C
1

C
2

C
1

C
2

C
1

C
2

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Influence of Capacitances Through the Gaps (1)
C C C 4
0
+ =
1 Gaps between electrodes
2 Gaps between electrodes
and screen
3 Gaps between electrodes
and guard tubes
0 0
0
4
C
C
C
C C
=

C
C
C
C
C
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Influence of Capacitances Through the Gaps (2)
2C 2C
C
12
2
3 4
1
Electrodes: d = 85 mm
Screen: d = 228 mm
Guard tube: d = 40 mm
Gap E E: g
1
= 5 mm
Gap E S: g
2
= 8 mm
Gap E G: g
3
= 1 mm
10
0
9
34
'
1
12
'
2
/
0
'
1
/
0
'
1
'
2
'
1
/ /
/ /
10 6 . 5
4
/ 10 12 . 1 4
/ 0 . 61
1 1 :
1
1
0
'
2
0
'
2
0
'
2 0
'
1
0
'
2 0
'
1

= =
= =

<<
=
= +
C
C
m pF C C C
m pF C C
e C
e
C
C C
e e
e e
S
C
C
C C
C C

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Close Approach Error
l ll l
2
l ll l
2

s
C
l ll l
2
- s
10
-7
C
s
(mm)
-2 -3 -4 -5 -1
40
30
20
10

mm l s l l 170 ,
2 2
'
2
= =
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Influence of Variations in Cross Dimensions (1)
d
1
l ll l
1
l ll l
2
d
2
( ) 4 / 4 /
1 2 1 2
d d d l l l = = =
Shift of the movable guard tube: 500 mm (C
0
1 pF)
Permissible error: 110
-7
l ll l 0.05 m and d 0.2 m
Straightness of electrodes: 0.4 m C/C
0
= 210
-7
Alignment of electrodes: 0.2 m C/C
0
= 110
-7
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Influence of Variations in Cross Dimensions (2)
l ll l
d D
l ll l
t
l ll l
f
0.695 0.660 0.632 0.713 l/D
0.321 0.329 0.176 0.331 d/D
29.2 23.9 11.7 22.4 l (mm)
13.5 11.9 3.25 10.4 d (mm)
42.0 36.2 18.5 31.4 D (mm)
PTB NPL NMIA NIST
Effect of a spike:
increase l ll l
t
due to taper
is compensated by
decrease l ll l
f
due to increased
feedthrough through the gap between
spike and electrodes
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Influence of Frequency
Lumped impedances
represent the capacitor
Distributed impe-
dances difficult to
be determined
Frequency influence
sufficiently low
C/C
0
< 510
-8
with a
rel. unc. of < 510
-9
1
2
3
4
Cross capacitance
C
13
is measured
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
Determination of the
Unit of Resistance
based on the
Unit of Capacitance
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Ohm Determination
m s
0
Calculable capacitor
1 pF
Up-Scaling
1 pF 10 nF
10 nF 10 k
Down-scaling
10 k 1 k
AC/DC
1 k
Up-scaling
1 k R
H
(2)
Down-scaling
1 k 1
R
K

m s
0
Calculable capacitor
1 pF
Up-Scaling
1 pF 10 nF
10 nF R
H
(2)
Down-scaling
1 k 1
R
K

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4 Port Impedances (4 Terminal Pair)
improved potential definitions
perfect electrostatic shielding
stable internal leakages to the shield
4 terminal pair impedances are used for
resistances < 100 k and capacitances
>100 pF where highest accuracy is
important
V
2
I
2
= 0
I
3
0 , 0 , 0
4 4 2
3
2
= = = = V I I
I
V
Z
V
4
= 0
I
4
= 0
V
1
I
1
Z
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4 Port Impedances (4 Terminal Pair)
Z
H
'
Y
1
/2
Z
1
Y
1
/2
V
2
I
2
= 0
Z
3
Y
3
/2 Y
3
/2
V
4
= 0
I
4
= 0
I
3
Z
2
Y
2
/2
Y
2
/2
Z
4
Y
4
/2
Y
4
/2
( )( ) 2 / 1 2 / 1
1
0 , 0 , 0
3 3 2 2
'
4 4 2
3
2
Y Z Y Z
Z V I I
I
V
Z
H H
+ +
= = = = =
V
2
'
I
3
'
( ) 2 1
1
2 2 2
2
/ ' Y Z V
V
+
= ( ) 2 1
3 3
3
3
/
'
Y Z
I
I
+ =
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AC/DC Transfer Resistor
Frequency effects are small and calculable
Reactive effects cancel each other
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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Resistance Measurement (Principle)
R
x
V
x
I
x
R
S
V
S
I
S
S
S
S
X
S
S
X
S
X
X
X
X
I
V
R
I
I
V
V
R
R
I
V
R = = =
Voltage potentiometer Current comparator
R
S
I
x
I
S
R
x
D
N
S
N
x
= =
V
x
= V
S
R
S
V
x
V
S
R
x
=
=
D
I
x
= I
S
S
X
S
X
V
V
R
R
=
S
X
X
S
S
X
N
N
I
I
R
R
= =
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Changing from DC to AC Bridges
R
S
V
x
V
S
R
x
D
Z
S
V
x
V
S
Z
x
D
~
DC 2 Terminal Ratio Bridge AC 2 Port Ratio Bridge
Voltage sources
Resistors
Null current detectors
Single wires
Voltage null detectors
Transformers, IVDs
Impedances
Injection/detection transformers
Coaxial cables, current equalisers
Phase sensitive Lock-in amplifiers
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U
3
U
2
U
1
D
1
D
2
~
~
~
Y
4
Y
3
Y
2
Y
1
Balance condition:
Independent of U
3
, if both detectors
are nulled!
0
4 2 2 3 1 1
= Y Y U Y Y U
U
1
= U , U
2
= -U , U
3
= jU
Y
1
= 1/R
1
, Y
3
= 1/R
3
Y
2
= jC
2
, Y
4
= jC
4
C
R

1
=
1
3 1 4 2
2
= R R C C
R
1
= R
3
= R, C
2
= C
4
= C
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1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
T
2
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
mains ground
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
T
2
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
D
3
mains ground
to MP
D
5
to MP
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
I
I
I
I
I = 0
I = 0
-U
+U
four terminal pair
conditions
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1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
Inj
1
Det
3
T
2
D
1
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
D
2
D
3
mains ground
to MP
D
5
Det
5
to MP
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
D
5
C
Q
Kelvin
network
four terminal pair
conditions
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1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
Inj
1
Det
3
Det
4
T
2
D
1
Inj
4
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
D
2
D
3
to MP
mains ground
to MP
D
5
Det
5
to MP
D
4
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
D
5
C
Q
Wagner
balance
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Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
Inj
1
Det
3
T
2
D
1
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
D
2
D
3
mains ground
to MP
D
5
Det
5
to MP
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
D
5
C
Q
In-phase and
balance
Tuesday, 9 Oct 2007
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International School on
Quantum Metrology and Fundamental Constants
1:1 Ratio Bridge for Comparing Four Terminal Pair Impedances
0
+U
-2U
+2U
-U
0
Det
Z
R
Inj
1
Det
3
Det
4
T
2
D
1
Inj
4
T
S
V
S
+U
-U
reference signal
D
2
D
3
to MP
mains ground
to MP
D
5
Det
5
to MP
D
4
Z
H
MP
to Det
3,4, 5
D
5
C
Q
( )
R Q R H
Z C j Z Z + + = 1 /
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Resistance Standards
Figures of merit
Long-term stability
Temperature coefficient
Pressure coefficient
Humidity coefficient
Thermal EMF's
Resistance alloys
Zeranin 0.2910
-6
m 310
-6
/K
Manganin 0.4310
-6
m 1010
-6
/K
Isaohm 1.3210
-6
m 2010
-6
/K
( Copper 0.01710
-6
m 6.810
-3
/K)
Isolators
Polyethylene, 10
9
- 10
16
m
polystyrene
Teflon 10
11
- 10
16
m
Sapphire, 10
13
- 10
16
m
Quartz
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Quantum Hall Resistance Standard
2DEG
U
x
H
U
I
I
B
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C
C
C
C
C
2C 2C
C
12
2
3 4
1
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Introduction
Hans Bachmair
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig, Germany
Electricity Division
1962 -1968 Electrical Engineering at TU Braunschweig
Since 1968 Employee of PTB
Power & Energy Measurements
Electronics and Control Engineering
Impedance Measurements
Electrical Units