Redefining Temperature [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers A/Prof AN Luiten; Dr EF May; Dr M Moldover; Dr C Daussy

Brief description The international system of units, which is at the basis of every accurate measurement, requires coherent definitions for its basic units (eg. metre, second, kelvin). Unfortunately, at the moment this is not so, and a global call has gone out to redefine every basic unit in terms of fundamental constants, which are by definition the same anywhere and anytime. This project will develop a new laser-based approach to measuring temperature which can be widely deployed and uses fundamental principles for its operation: this can bring accuracy to thermometry in industry for the first time. These outcomes will generate high-level recognition for this Australian project and provide opportunities for high level research training.

Funding Amount $570,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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