[time-nuts] 50th Anniversary of the Atomic Clock
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Aug 1 14:30:24 EDT 2005
In message <42EE6805.50508 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:
>I've been reading some of these articles and notice that NBS started
>work with Cesium standards around 1948, yet it was the Essen standard at
>NPL in the UK that seems to be the important one. I take it that this
>means that Essen's standard worked much better, but how was his
>different from the NBS standard?
I belive it was the choice of atoms that made the major difference.
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