A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability. The clocks act like 21st-century pendulums or …
The more stable the clock, the better its measurement power. The new ytterbium lattice 'double clock' is the most stable clock in the world, although another NIST atomic clock, based on strontium and located at JILA, …
While most atomic clocks are based on cesium atoms, this new clock is based on a lattice of ytterbium atoms. Ytterbium is often used in the most accurate atomic clocks because it has the highest stability of …
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A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms has set a new record for stability, researchers said. The clocks act like 21st century pendulums or metronomes that could swing back and forth with perfect …
Scientists have designed a new atomic clock, using laser light and ytterbium atoms, that is ten times more stable than previously reported clocks. Ytterbium atoms are generated in an oven (large metal cylinder on the …
Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Time can now be divided into slivers hundreds of trillions of times smaller than a second, thanks to a pair of atomic clocks made from ytterbium that have just set a new record for precision. This could allow us to …
This is the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) new atomic clock, the most precise device for measuring time that scientists have ever devised. Known as the ytterbium optical lattice clock, it’s so …
A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability. The clocks act like 21st-century pendulums or …
A pair of experimental atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has set a new record for stability. The clocks act like 21st-century pendulums or …