Waidner–Burgess standard

noun \¦wīdnər¦bərjə̇s-\

Definition of Waidner–Burgess standard

  1. :  a unit of luminous intensity equal to the luminous intensity of one square centimeter of ideal blackbody at the freezing point of platinum or to 60 candles

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Origin and Etymology of waidner–burgess standard

after Charles W. Waidner †1922 and George K. Burgess †1932 American physicists

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