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2014-07-22 08:24:58

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles-based American Elements announced the further expansion of its ultra high purity metals & chemicals production facilities to meet growing demand for high purity materials for use in optics, electronics, photovoltaic, laser, research and military applications as well as laboratory standards. The new production capacity will affect deliveries beginning in August however orders from existing and new customers for deliveries in...

New Stability Record Set By NIST Ytterbium Atomic Clocks
2013-08-22 14:45:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 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. The clocks act like 21st-century pendulums or metronomes that could swing back and forth with perfect timing for a period comparable to the age of the universe. NIST physicists report in the Aug. 22 issue of Science Express that the ytterbium clocks' tick is more stable than...

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2011-02-16 10:12:00

The breakthrough reveals another example of the strategic importance of rare-earth elements Automobiles, military vehicles, even large-scale power generating facilities may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to a new alloy developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. A team of researchers at the Lab that is jointly funded by the DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,...

2010-06-16 21:55:44

The fiber optic cable networks linking the world are an essential part of modern life. To keep up with ever-increasing demands for more bandwidth, scientists are working to improve the optical amplifiers that boost fiber optic signals across long distances. Optical amplifier research is focused on glass fibers doped with rare earth elements. The elements, such as erbium and ytterbium, amplify light signals when excited by a laser. Many different combinations of elements have been tried in...

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2009-08-11 16:30:00

An experimental atomic clock based on ytterbium atoms is about four times more accurate than it was several years ago, giving it a precision comparable to that of the NIST-F1 cesium fountain clock, the nation's civilian time standard, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report in Physical Review Letters.*NIST scientists evaluated the clock by measuring the natural frequency of ytterbium, carefully accounting for all possible deviations such as those caused...


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