[time-nuts] Lifetime of Cesium tube
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu May 12 22:11:28 EDT 2005
It's really very easy: If it were a molecule, the Cesium clock
would not work because the outher electron would could not be
interogated relative to the kernel.
It would not work with a neutral atom however, because the
the state selector magnet needs the charge to work against.
At least that's how I remember it.
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