Latest Quantum clock Stories
Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability-- key metrics for the performance of a clock.
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a compact atomic clock design that relies on cold rubidium atoms instead of the usual hot atoms, a switch that promises improved precision and stability.
A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability.
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.