[time-nuts] Home built cesium clocks???

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Sat Jun 28 09:52:36 EDT 2008

swingbyte wrote:
> G'day fellow time-nuts.
> I was just going through some old projects and found my old home-made 
> mass spectrometer.  This was a project based on a design from either 
> Scientific American or The Amateur Scientist back in the '60s.  I was 
> wondering if anyone here had heard of a similar project for a cesium 
> clock?  Although my home built mass-spec wasn't in the same league as a 
> bought one, it did work and did get me a HD in physics!  How hard is it 
> to make a cesium clock?  Just thinking about it and wondering what is 
> actually inside the physics package.
> Tim.
Not a great deal:

A Caesium oven
A mechanical collimator for the Caesium beam
A pair of state selection magnets
A Caesium detector

A pair of Microwave cavities


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