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Patent
Anton Paar GmbH | Date: 2015-04-09

A deflecting prism for electromagnetic radiation, in particular for refractometer- and/or ATR-measurements, is part of a measuring configuration. The deflecting prism has a body produced in one piece from a mono-crystal. The body has at least two beam conductive surfaces on a side of the body opposite each other or circumferentially about the body and a measuring surface lying between the beam conductive surfaces or surrounded by the latter. The body further has at least one beam entry surface or a beam exit surface. Accordingly, the measuring surface lies on an elevation formed on the body, which crosses over via a ledge surrounding the elevation into the remaining part of the body. On the remaining part, the beam conductive surfaces and/or the beam entry surface or exit surface lie.


A method and a device determine tribological measured values of samples with a rheometer. Wherein the measuring parts of the rheometer are replaced by samples and the surfaces of the samples are moved into frictional contact relative to each other. Accordingly, it is provided that all parts of the rheometer holding the samples in frictional connection and frictional contact or forming the rheometer power circuit, including the spring unit pressing the samples against each other, are regarded as an oscillatory circuit. The oscillation properties of the spring unit are regarded as relevant to the oscillation properties of the oscillatory circuit, and that the oscillation properties of the spring unit are adjusted taking into consideration the resonance oscillations or effects produced by changing, different measurement conditions expected with the respective measurement.


An optical measuring system measures polarization optical properties of a sample. The system includes (a) a light source that emits measuring light along an optical axis of an analysis beam path, (b) a polarization state generator, arranged downstream with respect to the light source in the analysis beam path which provides light with a defined polarization state, (c) a sample holder, arranged downstream with respect to the polarization state generator in the analysis beam path which accommodates the sample, (d) a polarization state analyzer, arranged downstream with respect to the sample holder in the analysis beam path which measures the polarization state of the measuring light after passing through the sample, and (e) a mechanical support structure, at which at least the polarization state generator, the sample holder and the polarization state analyzer are directly attached. Also described is a method for producing such an optical measuring system.


A method determines the filling quality of a frequency oscillator where a measured fluid is passed through an oscillator tube. The relationship between the viscosity-dependent density of the measured fluid and the quality and/or attenuation of the oscillator tube is determined. The relationship between the dynamic viscosity and the attenuation and/or quality of the measured fluid is determined, and these values are used to create a calibration table that reproduces the functional relationship between a parameter relevant for the quality and/or the attenuation of the frequency oscillator and the viscosity of the measured fluid. An independent measuring apparatus determines a measured value for the dynamic viscosity of the measured fluid. The obtained measurement value for the viscosity coincides in the calibration table with a specific function value, and the result of this comparison with respect to the presence of any filling errors is used to determine a possible filling error.


Patent
Anton Paar GmbH | Date: 2015-11-02

A method and a measuring device measure the density of fluid media with a sensor having a density measuring device. A frequency oscillator with mass balance is used as the density sensor and all components related to the frequency oscillator with mass balance for the oscillation behavior, oscillation excitation and oscillation evaluation, as well as the frequency oscillator with mass balance directly associated with the measuring and sensor electronics, are enclosed in a housing or cartridge. These components are used with the frequency oscillator with mass balance in the cartridge, and/or the frequency oscillator with mass balance together with the cartridge is adjusted or calibrated using measurement standards and adapted as necessary to the specific application. The cartridge with the frequency oscillator with mass balance is releasably or replaceably connected with the measuring device or its base body before the beginning of the measuring operation to investigate the media.

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