Boltzmann constant

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Boltzmann constant


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The Boltzmann constant, k, has the SI unit [J·K-1] (IUPAC), but more strictly the units for energy per particles per temperature is [J·x-1·K-1] (compare Gas constant).

Abbreviation: k [J·x-1·K-1]

Reference: Gibney 2017 Nature

Communicated by Gnaiger E 2018-10-18

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