Measurement Techniques

, Volume 56, Issue 7, pp 747–752 | Cite as

Is there an objective need for an urgent redefinition of the kilogram and mole?

  • T. P. Hill
  • V. V. Khruschov

Reasons for postponing the adoption of the new definitions of the SI kilogram and mole based on Resolution 1 of the 24th CGPM are discussed.


redefinition of basic SI units Avogadro and Planck constants mole kilogram definitions of the unit of mass 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics, Georgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.All-Russia Research Institute of Metrological Service (VNIIMS)MoscowRussia

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