The Kilogram Has Gained Weight
by Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
Date: 06 January 2013 Time: 07:43 PM ET
|The international prototype kilogram is a cylinder of platinum and platinum-iridium alloy, which is kept at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) near Paris. |
CREDIT: Image Courtesy BIPM
As a result, each country that has one of these standard masses has a slightly different definition of the kilogram, which could throw off science experiments that require very precise weight measurements or international trade in highly restricted items that are restricted by weight, such as radioactive materials.
But ozone and ultraviolet light could be used to clean the kilograms without damaging them, the research suggests.
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