gas thermometer


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gas ther·mom·e·ter

a thermometer filled with dry air or a gas, the expansion or increased pressure of which indicates the degree of heat; used to measure high temperatures.

gas thermometer

A thermometer filled with gas, such as air, helium, or oxygen.
See also: thermometer
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Significant experimental contributions by NBS began with the work of Hoge and Brickwedde (29), who calibrated an ensemble of resistance thermometers against a gas thermometer to establish a scale (known as the NBS-39 Scale) for the calibration of thermometers from 14K to 83K.
The capability for performing calibrations of thermometers in the cryogenic range (i.e., T < 120 K) has been maintained at NBS/NIST since 1939 starting with the National Bureau of Standards Constant-Volume Gas Thermometer Scale of 1939 (NBS-39 Scale) (29).
Reilly, Realization of the ITS-90 at NIST in the Range 3.0 K to 24.5561 K Using an Interpolating Constant Volume Gas Thermometer, Proceedings of TEMPMEKO'96, edited by P.