What is the lightest possible thing that you can think of weighing? Well here’s a device that can even measure the weight of the air we breathe.
What is a microbalance?
The microbalance is a device that is used to measure weights that are as light as a millionth of a gram. Hence, it can be used to measure the weight of aerosol particles too. This is extremely sensitive, compared to the analytical balance we have used in our school chemistry labs, that reads up to the sub-milligram range. Needless to say, this device must be very sensitive to be able to measure such small quantities with