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Resolution 8 of the 15th CGPM (1975)
Version française
SI units for ionizing radiation: becquerel

    The 15th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,

    by reason of the pressing requirement, expressed by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU), to extend the use of the Système International d'Unités to radiological research and applications,
    by reason of the need to make as easy as possible the use of the units for non-specialists,
    taking into consideration also the grave risks of errors in therapeutic work,

    adopts the following special name for the SI unit of activity:
    becquerel, symbol Bq, equal to one reciprocal second.



Reference:
Comptes Rendus de la 15e CGPM (1975), 1976, p.105
Metrologia, 1975, 11(4), 179-183

The reader should note that the official version of this Resolution is the French text.

 
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