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