SOURCE: International Bureau of Micromeasurement Systems

International Bureau of Micromeasurement Systems

February 27, 2014 10:00 ET

Micro Measurement System Released as New and Highly Precise Tool for Subatomic Metrics

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Feb 27, 2014) - From Pharaoh's cubit to King Henry's nose to the meter of Revolutionary France, humanity has tried for more than 5,000 years to find the ultimate measurement system. Now the prospect of achieving that goal has arrived with the Micro Measurement System (MMS), a new way to measure extremely small dimensions with virtually no error.

MMS is the creation of Josiah James Ingalls, founder of the International Bureau of Micro Measurement Systems based in Austin, TX. MMS ties together metrics for key scientific fundamentals -- such as mass, time, temperature, weight, electrical current and luminosity -- into an interrelated system that allows for extremely high levels of accuracy at subatomic dimensions.

The system is detailed in a newly published book, The Micro Measurement System: A Proposal for Ending Uncertainty in Scientific Metrics. It is currently available in paperback from CreateSpace and will be available Feb. 28 in Kindle format and in paperback at, with extended distribution to follow.

"The primary advantage of MMS is unprecedented precision," Mr. Ingalls said. "MMS approaches metrology from the microcosmic perspective, using measurements more suitable to the world of quantum physics.

"Simply put, MMS offers science a precise way to measure the increasingly extreme dimensions we're encountering in our labs, technical industries and emerging technologies." he added.

The key to MMS is the hydrogen (H) proton, whose position within the most abundant element makes it a reliable universal "yardstick." The H-proton's properties make up the metrics of MMS: for example, its diameter, expressed as MMS 1, can be used to measure subatomic dimensions down to quantum levels. The proton's vibration, thermal radiation and electric field form the bases of MMS metrics for time, temperature, and electrical current. And each of these measurements is checked by others: for example, MMS 1 is partly defined by MMS metrics for pressure, gravity, and temperature.

The MMS concept precedes the 25th meeting of the General Conference of Weights and Measurements in Versailles, France in October. The Conference agenda includes a possible redefinition of several base units of measurement.

"MMS offers a precise new way to measure the increasingly extreme dimensions we're encountering in science by utilizing the interrelated properties of a single object -- the H proton -- which itself is infinitesimal and universally constant," Mr. Ingalls concluded.

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