[time-nuts] Lifetime of Cesium tube

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Thu May 12 22:30:09 EDT 2005

In message <4284104E.9080204 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:
>Hi Poul-Hemming,
>One neutral Cesium atom is a molecule by definition because it
>is the smallest possible unit that contains all of the properties
>of Cesium metal in bulk.

I was brought up to belive that it took at least two atoms to make
a molecule.

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