[time-nuts] You can build a fountain from the things you find at home...
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Sep 27 20:23:56 UTC 2011
In message <CAD2JfAgqBOEG-iyb5z2_RbJuLdj7SbVC5bofPnTK45RjeSrBvQ at mail.gmail.com>
, paul swed writes:
>Boy I have to go back and check. I thought fountains used lasers and such to
>slow the atoms down.
They do. And a microwave field.
But I still think it is easier to make work than the state selection magnets
in a CS.
Of course, there's also the laser-based cesium to consider.
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