[time-nuts] homebrew atomic reference oscillator?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Apr 18 10:19:34 EDT 2005

In message <20050418141756.841F99E841 at ws6-2.us4.outblaze.com>, "Robert Aurand" 

>Asking this question just out of curiosity:   Is it at all feasible
>to home build an atomic standard?  I guess it would be Rb and not
>Cs.   What are the difficulties that would be encountered?

Considering that state-of-the-art boffins could do it 50 years ago
and that Rb's can be sold at $1500 today I can't imagine it would
be too hard to do a homebrew unit.

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