Reply to post: Re: Le Grand K's fate

Holy moley! The amp, kelvin and kilogram will never be the same again

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Re: Le Grand K's fate

So what's going to happen to Le Grand K?

Nothing much. Greengrocers won't suddenly sprout Kibble balances in the back rooms of their shops; you still need practical artefacts to calibrate stuff against, with the Grand K (and its copies around the world) continuing to sit at the top of that pyramid - it's just that instead of being exactly 1kg by definition it will now simply embody a reference kg with a measured and documented (tiny) error.

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