Measurement Techniques

, Volume 58, Issue 4, pp 426–430 | Cite as

The Thermal Hysteresis of a Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometer

  • N. P. Moiseeva

The ETS-25-type standard thermometers manufactured by a single company are investigated. It is shown that instability of the thermometers during calibration may be due to the occurrence of stresses in the platinum wire of the sensitive element, and not due to oxidation of the platinum.


platinum resistance thermometer stability thermal hysteresis calibration of the platinum thermometer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mendeleev All-Russia Research Institute of Metrology (VNIIM)St. PetersburgRussia

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