[time-nuts] Home built cesium clocks???
bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Sat Jun 28 09:52:36 EDT 2008
> G'day fellow time-nuts.
> I was just going through some old projects and found my old home-made
> mass spectrometer. This was a project based on a design from either
> Scientific American or The Amateur Scientist back in the '60s. I was
> wondering if anyone here had heard of a similar project for a cesium
> clock? Although my home built mass-spec wasn't in the same league as a
> bought one, it did work and did get me a HD in physics! How hard is it
> to make a cesium clock? Just thinking about it and wondering what is
> actually inside the physics package.
Not a great deal:
A Caesium oven
A mechanical collimator for the Caesium beam
A pair of state selection magnets
A Caesium detector
A pair of Microwave cavities
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