Resolution 3 of the 10th CGPM (1954)

Definition of the thermodynamic temperature scale

The 10th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures decides to define the thermodynamic temperature scale by choosing the triple point of water as the fundamental fixed point, and assigning to it the temperature 273,16 degrees Kelvin, exactly.

DOI : 10.59161/CGPM1954RES3E

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


The 13th CGPM in 1967 explicitly defined the kelvin (Resolution 4).

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