We report on complementary tests and measurements regarding our recent determination of the Boltzmann constant, kB, by means of Doppler broadening thermometry, also providing additional information as compared to previous articles. A revised uncertainty budget is illustrated, including some new components that were ignored in previous spectroscopic experiments, and better quantifying other components that were estimated to be negligible. In particular, we consider the relativistic Doppler effect, the perturbation caused by the finite bandwidth of the detection system and the influence of the spontaneous emission content of the probe laser. These new components do not increase the global uncertainty which still amounts to 24 ppm. Our value for the Boltzmann constant is 1.380 631 (33)  ×  10−23 J K−1, which is the best determination reported so far by using an optical method.

The Boltzmann constant from the H2(18)O vibration–rotation spectrum: complementary tests and revised uncertainty budget

Eugenio Fasci;MORETTI, Luigi;CASTRILLO, Antonio;GIANFRANI, Livio
2015

Abstract

We report on complementary tests and measurements regarding our recent determination of the Boltzmann constant, kB, by means of Doppler broadening thermometry, also providing additional information as compared to previous articles. A revised uncertainty budget is illustrated, including some new components that were ignored in previous spectroscopic experiments, and better quantifying other components that were estimated to be negligible. In particular, we consider the relativistic Doppler effect, the perturbation caused by the finite bandwidth of the detection system and the influence of the spontaneous emission content of the probe laser. These new components do not increase the global uncertainty which still amounts to 24 ppm. Our value for the Boltzmann constant is 1.380 631 (33)  ×  10−23 J K−1, which is the best determination reported so far by using an optical method.
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