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Measurement Techniques

, Volume 58, Issue 2, pp 127–136 | Cite as

On the New Definitions for the SI Base Units. Why the Atomic Kilogram is Preferable

  • K. A. Bronnikov
  • V. D. Ivashchuk
  • M. I. Kalinin
  • S. A. Kononogov
  • V. N. Melnikov
  • V. V. Khruschov
Fundamental Problems in Metrology

The role of the fundamental constants and of measurement data on the Planck and Avogadro constants, the kelvin, and the electrical charge in the planned transition to new definitions of the four SI base units (kilogram, mole, ampere, and kelvin) based on fixed values of these constants is discussed.

Keywords

redefinition of the SI base units fundamental physical constants dimension of a physical quantity instability of the international prototype kilogram 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Bronnikov
    • 1
  • V. D. Ivashchuk
    • 1
  • M. I. Kalinin
    • 1
  • S. A. Kononogov
    • 1
  • V. N. Melnikov
    • 1
  • V. V. Khruschov
    • 1
  1. 1.All-Russia Research Institute of Metrological Service (VNIIMS)MoscowRussia

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