Latest Atomic clock Stories
Atomic clocks are the standard in time, hailed as the most accurate and often used to keep other clocks in time. Now, a new kind of clock aims to not only replace atomic clocks as the most accurate, but redefine the second as a measurement of time as well.
In a joint project between the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow, Imperial College London and the National Physical Laboratory, researchers have developed a portable way to produce ultracold atoms for quantum technology and quantum information processing.
In a groundbreaking new study, physicists from the University of California, Berkeley have used atomic matter to measure time.
An optical clock with neutral strontium atoms is considered one of the top candidates for the definition of a "new" second. The probabilities have increased considerably, since its frequency will now be determined more accurately (probably by an order of magnitude).
An international team believes that atomic clocks could already have reached the necessary degree of precision to be useful for geophysical surveying of Earth's interior.
An international team of scientists has developed a laser with a frequency stability previously unequalled.
While we’ve been fixated with lasers — shooting them from flying ships, attaching them to shark’s heads, what have you — there’s been another sort of beam waiting in the wings for someone to take notice.
A groundbreaking new device from the National Physical Laboratory could help to usher in the long-awaited era of quantum computers
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