Boltzmann constant

Values o k[1] Units
1.38064852(79)×10−23 JK−1
8.6173324(78)×10−5 eV⋅K−1
1.38064852(79)×10−16 erg⋅K−1

The Boltzmann constant (kB or k), named efter Ludwig Boltzmann, is a pheesical constant relatin energy at the individual pairticle level wi temperatur. It is the gas constant R dividit bi the Avogadro constant NA:


  1. P.J. Mohr, B.N. Taylor, and D.B. Newell (2011), "The 2010 CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants" (Web Version 6.0). This database was developed by J. Baker, M. Douma, and S. Kotochigova. Available: [Thursday, 02-Jun-2011 21:00:12 EDT]. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899.