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Resolution 6 of the 21st CGPM (1999)
Version française
Requirements for dimensional metrology

    The 21st Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures,

    considering that

  • requirements for advanced dimensional metrology continue to increase,
  • tolerances in high-technology manufacturing continue to fall and that in some areas they are already at the limit of what is possible today,
  • the range over which such requirements exist extends inclusively from the domain of nanotechnology to the domain of geophysics,
  • many different areas of metrology call upon realizations of SI derived units that themselves include the metre,
  • the most demanding requirements in dimensional metrology often call for the realization of the metre by the simplest and the most direct way possible using stabilized lasers,
  • to provide for the future and to ensure that the world's metrological system is capable of meeting future demand, continued basic research is essential,
  • recommends that national laboratories maintain a wide research base in length metrology that includes the maintenance and development of techniques to meet the diverse and growing demands in the field of dimensional metrology.



Reference:
Comptes Rendus de la 21e CGPM (1999), 2001, p.330
Metrologia, 2000, 37(1), 87-98

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

 
Other Resolutions of the 21st CGPM (1999)
Resolution 1
Resolution 2
Resolution 3
Resolution 4
Resolution 5
Resolution 6
Resolution 7
Resolution 8
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