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Measurement of the universal gas constant R using a spherical acoustic resonator

Moldover, M.R., Trusler, J.P.M., Edwards, T.J., Mehl, J.B. and Davis, R.S. (1988) Measurement of the universal gas constant R using a spherical acoustic resonator. Physical Review Letters, 60 (4). pp. 249-252.

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Abstract

We report a new value for the universal gas constant R:8.3144710.000014 J mol-1 K-1. The standard error of R has been reduced by a factor of 5, to 1.7 ppm. R was determined from the speed of sound in argon contained within a thick, spherical shell at the temperature of the triple point of water Tt. The volume of the shell was measured by our weighing the mercury required to fill it at Tt. The molar mass of the argon was determined relative to that of a standard with accurately known chemical and isotopic composition by use of speed-of-sound data.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: American Physical Society
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/34689
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