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>Dear Listmembers,
>
>We are planning to purchase a new micro-balance for weighing of EA-IRMS
>samples and other purposes.  We will require readability of about 1-2 ug
>(+/-2-4 ug).  As these are quite costly (e.g. Mettler AX Series - >$14k
>USD), and sometimes tricky instruments to maintain, I am wondering if any
>Listmembers have recently researched new micro-balances and then made a
>purchase decision.  And if so, were you pleased with the performance,
>stability, and reliability of the micro-balance you purchased?  Was it
>robust enough for a multi-user environment?  Was the price negotiable from
>the list price?  Any models to avoid?
>
>Any suggestions and advice are greatly appreciated.
>
>Len Wassenaar
>
Len,

I have heard that Cahn makes good microbalances but I have no
experience with them.

Hal
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Dr. Haraldur R. Karlsson
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Texas Tech University
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