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Publication Citation: Getting Closer to Redefining the Kilogram

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Author(s): Zeina J. Kubarych;
Title: Getting Closer to Redefining the Kilogram
Published: October 30, 2009
Abstract: A redefinition to replace the last remaining artifact based SI unit, the kilogram, may occur as early as 2011. This article presents a short summary of the status of current international efforts focused on the redefinition and the internationally agreed upon requirements for the redefinition of the mass unit.
Citation: Weighing and Measurement + Magazine
Pages: pp. 24 - 26
Keywords: "Kilogram", "Redefinition", "Mass", "Watt Balance", "Avagadro"
Research Areas: Mechanical Metrology
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