[time-nuts] PTTI 2012, part 2

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Dec 4 14:18:46 UTC 2012

In message <CAMPhiorJihW9z6-q0+Qfd+GPLjs6e8_ovWrDxQoxV=92Hgjo8A at mail.gmail.com>
, Bill Dailey writes:

>If you look at the papers on portable rubidium fountains
>they are significantly bigger than a shoebox (65 cm).

Diameter is controlled by dispersion of the launched atoms (=recovery rate)
and the layers of shielding.

65cm looked like close to a minimum for USNO grade, amateurs could probably
make do with less shielding.

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