[time-nuts] homebrew H maser
jfor at quik.com
Sun Aug 29 18:09:56 UTC 2010
This is very true. Norman Ramsey built one out of aluminum. It was at
least 6 feet in diameter and 8 feet long, at a guess. When I frequented
that lab (mid-late 80s), it was too big to get it out the door room so had
shelves inside to store equipment. It was inside a giant wooden crate,
easily 10' cubial.
> The size of the glass-bulb is not a fixed thing, during research and
> development different sizes glass-bulbs is used to establish the
> wall-shift aspects in order to adjust for it, which is needed in order
> to make absolute measurements on the "free" atom resonance or compensate
> into that regard.
> As for reference, there is about one set of books and papers from a
> handful of journals and a bunch of patents which needs to the read in
> order to build up the knowledge-base for attempting something like it.
> It's a complicated field and several traps to fall into on the way. It
> is a fairly sizeable project to attempt.
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