[time-nuts] Thinking outside the box a super reference

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Nov 5 03:18:24 EDT 2016

In message <768ee5a7-1c53-06cf-cf36-ec75e290177e at karlquist.com>, "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" w

>Reminds me of an interesting Jack Kusters story.
>There was some customer who was having problems with
>his atomic clocks being noisy (I don't remember exactly
>the story) but the bottom line was that they determined
>it was because of helium contamination.

How would helium make his clocks noisy ?

Isn't it more likely that it was the alphas from the
radon decay that did it by their charge ?

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