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Published Papers

"The New SI and the CODATA recommended values of the fundamental constants 2014 (arXiv:1507.07956), after the CCU 2016 draft of the 9th SI Brochure and its 22th meeting", by F. Pavese, https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.03668v2, last revised 21 Sep 2016.

"CODATA recommended values of the fundamental physical constants: 2014", by P.J. Mohr, D.B. Newell, and B.N. Taylor, Rev. Mod. Phys. 88(3), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.88.035009, 2016.

"Some important features of the proposed new definition of the International System of Units (SI): realization and hierarchical problems that the users should know about", by F. Pavese and A. Charki, Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng. 7(4), Article number 403, DOI:10.1051/ijmqe/2016023, 2016.

"A conceptual roadmap for setting up a system of units in the `New SI' context", by L. Mari and F. Pavese, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 772, DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/772/1/012011, 2016.

"Some conceptual problems in the CCU 2016 draft of the New SI", by F. Pavese, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 772, DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/772/1/012037, 2016.

"The New SI and the `CODATA recommended values of the fundamental constants 2014' (arXiv:at-phys-1507.07956)", by F. Pavese, Physics ArXiv, posted 9 December 2015.

"The qualification 'primary' can only be allocated on the basis of metrological criteria", by P. De Bièvre, Accreditation and Quality Assurance 20, pp. 159–160, DOI: 10.1007/s00769-015-1114-7, 2015.

"The Avogadro number is an integer multiple of the number '1'", by P. De Bièvre, Accreditation and Quality Assurance 20, pp. 41–42, DOI: 10.1007/s00769-015-1106-7, 2015.

"The True Value of a Sample Composition Is There" by H. Yi and W. Yi, American Journal of Analytical Chemistry 6, pp. 285-296, DOI: 10.4236/ajac.2015.64027, 2015.

"Weighing the kilogram", by P. Karol, American Scientist 102(6), pp. 426-429, DOI: 10.1511/2014.111.426, November-December 2014.

"Realizing the second opportunity for chemists to re-think the mole", by P. De Bièvre, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, DOI: 10.1007/s00769-014-1074-3, August 2014.

"CCQM owes chemists a description of the concept 'amount of substance' ", by P. De Bièvre, Accreditation and Quality Assurance 19(4), pp. 323-325, August 2014.

"Reply to "Comment on 'Unpacking the Meaning of the Mole Concept for Secondary School Teachers and Students'"", by S-C. Fang, C. Hart and D. Clarke, J. Chem. Educ. 91, DOI: 10.1021/ed5002398, 2014.

"Comment on `Unpacking the Meaning of the Mole Concept for Secondary School Teachers and Students'", by A. Barański, J. Chem. Educ. 91 DOI: 10.1021/ed500424s, 2014.

"How much does the SI, namely the proposed `New SI', conform to principles of the Metre Treaty?", by F. Pavese, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, DOI: 10.1007/s00769-014-1063-6, June 2014.

"The mole is an Avogadro number of entities, the macroscopic unit for chemical amount", by B. Leonard, Accreditation and Quality Assurance, pp. 1-8, April 2014.

"The Problem of Scale in Electric Metrology of Nanostructures in the Context of the New SI Redefinition of the Base Electric Unit", by W. Chyla, Acta Physica Polonika A 125(1), pp. 3-12, 2014.

"Some problems concerning the use of the CODATA adjusted values of fundamental constants in the definition of measurement units" by F. Pavese, Metrologia 51(1), DOI:10.1088/0026-1394/51/1/L1, pp. L1-L4, 2014.

"Fundamental Problems in Metrology: Is there an objective need for an urgent redefinition of the kilogram and mole?" by T. Hill and V. Khruschov, Measurement Techniques, 56(7), pp. 747-752, October 2013. (For original Russian version, see [PDF].)

"The prospect of the dalton in the new SI: an educator's point of view", by A. Barański, Accred. Qual. Assur 18, pp. 441–445, 2013.

"Revision of the SI", Teamwork p. 3, July 2013.

"The Atomic Mass Unit, the Avogadro Constant, and the Mole: A Way To Understanding", by A. Barański, J. Chem. Educ. 89, pp. 97–102, 2012.

"The Kilogram Cabal", by T. Hill, Chronicle Review pp B4-B5, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 6, 2012.

"On the structure of the New SI definitions of base units", by W. Chyla, Metrologia 49, pp. L17-L19, 2012.

"On the proposed redefinition of the mole", by W. Chyla, Metrologia 49, pp. L11-L13, 2012.

"Why the dalton should be redefined exactly in terms of the kilogram", by B. Leonard, Metrologia 49, pp. 487-491, 2012.

"No prospect for change", by G. Price, Accred Qual Assur 17, pp. 215-219, 2012.

"Evolution of the International Metric System of Units SI", by W. Chyla, Acta Physica Polonika A 120(6), pp. 998-1011, 2011.

"Looking back at two decades of 'Metrology in Chemistry'", by P. De Bièvre, Accred Qual Assur 16, pp. 591–596, 2011.

"A skeptic's review of the New SI", by G. Price, Accred Qual Assur 16(3), pp. 121–132, 2011.

"Some simple principles for basic measurement system construction", by G. Price, Accred Qual Assur 16(3), pp. 171-172, 2011.

"Towards a Better Definition of the Kilogram", by T. Hill, J. Miller and A. Censullo, Metrologia 48, pp. 83–86, 2011.

"Possible definition of the unit of mass and fixed values of the fundamental physical constants", by V. Khruschov, Measurement Techniques 53(6), pp. 583-591, 2010.

"Failures of the global measurement system. Part 1: the case of chemistry", by G. Price, Accred Qual Assur 15, pp. 421–427, 2010.

"An Editor shall not 'censor' submitted papers", by P. De Bièvre, Accred Qual Assur 15, pp. 377–378, 2010.

"Failures of the global measurement system. Part 2: institutions, instruments and strategy", by G. Price, Accred Qual Assur 15(8), pp. 477-484, 2010.

"An exact value for Avogadro's number", by R. Fox and T. Hill, American Scientist 95:104-107, 2007.

"A Proposed Exact Integer Value for Avogadro's Number", by R. Fox and T. Hill, Physics arXiv, posted Dec 11, 2006.

"Possible new definitions of the kilogram", by R. Davis, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 363, pp. 2249–2264, 2005.


Other Papers, Lectures and Official Documents

  1. "On the future revision of the SI", new draft of the SI Brochure issued by CCU, 2014.

  2. "Modernizing the SI – implications of recent progress with the fundamental constants", by N. Fletcher, R. S. Davis, M. Stock and M.J.T. Milton (October 2015).

  3. "An Alternative Path to a New SI (Part 2. On the Necessity of Changing the Set of Base Quantities) ", by J. Kogan (November 2014).

  4. "An Alternative Path to a New SI (Part 1. On Quantities With Dimension One)", by J. Kogan (September 2014).

  5. "Re-thinking the (confusing) mole: concerns and issues", ACS seminar presentation by P. De Bièvre (August 2014).

  6. IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) letter to all National Adhering Organizations of IUPAC (June 3, 2014).

    • •   Accompanying IUPAC project - link removed.
  7. On April 9, 2014, the CCQM held a "Workshop on the Redefinition of the Mole" at the BIPM, chaired by Willie May. The presentations were:

       "The new SI, the why and how," R. Davis (BIPM)
       "The mole: its history, definition and realization," M. Milton & R. Wielgosz (BIPM)
       "The Avogadro constant and the mole," B. Guettler (PTB)
       "Revision of the definition of the mole: The position of the Analytical Chemistry Division of IUPAC with
          some thoughts on 'teachability'," B. Hibbert, President of the IUPAC Analytical Chemistry Division (IUPAC ACD)
       "Issues and concerns on the redefinition of the mole," W. Brand, President of the IUPAC Atomic Weights Commission (CIAAW)
       "Redefinition of the mole–issues and concerns," P. De Bievre
       "Atomic weights, isotopes and the mole," A. van der Veen (VSL)
       "IUPAC Project: 'A critical review of the proposed definitions of fundamental chemical quantities and
          their impact on chemical communities'," J. Stohner (IUPAC).

    The presentations of Brand, De Bievre and Hibbert were made available by Paul De Bievre to a small group of interested scientists, from whom comments were solicited. Since it is clear from these presentations that a great deal of confusion about the mole, amount of substance, the Avogadro constant (and Avogadro number) and related topics still exists, I offer my comments in the enclosed document.

  8. "Comments on 'Units for Dimensionless Counting Quantities, Enumeration, and Chemical Concentration' CCU/13-09.3", by B. Leonard (Feb 2014).

  9. "Response to Leonard's Comments", by I. Mills (Feb 2014).

  10. "Commentary on Mills' Response", by B. Leonard (Feb 2014).

  11. "Logic Behind the Squared Avogadro Number" by U.V.S. Seshavatharam and S. Lakshminarayana (2013).

  12. CIAAW Notes on Mole (2012).

  13. CIAAW letter to CIPM (2011).

  14. "What is the Physical Significance of Avogadro's Number?", by R. Fox (Feb 2011).

  15. "Avogadro's Number, the Mole and the Kilogram", by R. Fox (Aug 2010).

  16. "An Exact Value for Avogadro's Number Redux", by R. Fox (Jun 2010).

  17. "An Exact Value for Avogadro's number and Higher Precision Computation", by R. Fox (May 2010).

  18. "On Mole and Amount of Substance", Ph.D. Thesis, by H. Strömdahl (1996).

  19. "Considerations on CODATA-evaluated values for the fundamental constants", by F. Pavese (n.d.).

  20. "Past, Present and Future of the Avogadro number" by U.V.S. Seshavatharam and S. Lakshminarayana (n.d.).

  21. "Proposed changes to the SI ,their impact on fundamental constants, and other SI units". Lecture by E. Williams (n.d.).


Papers Rejected by Metrologia

  1. Letter to the Editor: "The Urgency in Redefining the Kilogram and Mole" by T. Hill (Rejected Mar 2013; pdf includes excerpts from Referees' reports)

  2. Letter to the Editor: "Confusion within the `New SI'" by T. Hill (Rejected Jun 2012; pdf includes excerpt from Referee's report)

  3. "Explicit-unit formulations of proposed redefinitions of SI base units", by B. Leonard (Rejected Oct 2011)

  4. "A Better Definition of the Kilogram", by R. Fox, T. Hill and J. Miller (Rejected Aug 2010)


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