[time-nuts] Lifetime of Cesium tube

Poul-Henning Kamp 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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