A Proposal for a New Determination of the Gas Constant

  • T. J. Quinn
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The gas constant, Ro, appears as one of the fundamental constants in physics. Its presently accepted value is based on measurements leading to the normal molecular volume of an ideal gas, Vo, which, at a pressure of one standard atmosphere, Po, at the temperature of the freezing point of water, To, is related to Ro by the equation of state of an ideal gas
$$ {P_o}{V_o} = {R_o}{T_o}. $$


Cylindrical Cavity Fundamental Constant Isotopic Content Acoustic Coupling Quantum Metrology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Quinn
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  1. 1.Division of Quantum MetrologyNational Physical LaboratoryTeddingtonEngland

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