News tagged with atomic clocks

Optical atomic clock becomes portable

You imagine a clock to be different -- yet the optical table with its many complicated set-ups really is one. Optical clocks like the strontium clock in the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig ...

Sep 03, 2009 4.8 / 5 (6) 2

New Research Promises Better Atomic Clocks

( -- The most accurate timekeepers in the world are atomic clocks, which tell time based on the absorption of a very specific and unchanging microwave frequency, which induces electrons in an atom to “jump” ...

Apr 22, 2009 4.7 / 5 (10) 1 feature