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

Predrag Dukic stijena at tapko.de
Sat Jun 28 15:06:06 EDT 2008


Some references also mention some "flip coil" in between microwave 
cavities. Does anyone knows what it is?

Predrag Dukic

PS:  I will make one myself one day. For the moment I am tinkering 
with one FE5440a, and have also 6 (six) spare tubes.
First step is to replace the original electronics, and then I will 
start fighting with the rest.  Vacuum chamber is waiting....





At 15:52 28.6.2008, you wrote:
>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
>
>Bruce
>
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