Atomic clocks are set to become even more precise than they currently are. A new technique can ensure that the "ticking ... In the current study, Ludlow and his colleagues cooled 10,000 ytterbium atoms to 10 Microkelvin, just a hair's …
According to statistical measurements conducted on the new atomic clock ... The stability of the strontium clock is similar to that of the ytterbium atomic clock unveiled by NIST investigators back in August 2013. All atomic clocks
A pair of atomic clocks based on ytterbium atoms has set a new record for stability. The clocks are like 21 st-century pendulums that could swing back and forth with perfect timing for a period comparable to the age of the universe. The …
The new strontium clock is so precise it would neither gain ... each tick matches the duration of every other tick - is about the same as NIST's ytterbium atomic clock. Stability determines in part how long an atomic clock must run to …
US scientists said Thursday they have built the world’s most precise clock, whose ticking rate varies less than two parts in one quintillion, or 10 times better than any other. The clock, made from the element ytterbium ... But the new
While we may not need it for punctuality, this new atomic clock will benefit scientific exploration and technological advancements—oh, and put Einstein’s Theory of Relativity to the test. “The ytterbium optical lattice clock has …
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have invented the world's most precise atomic clock, according to a recently-published study in Science. The new clock, referred to as a ytterbium optical lattice clock, …
The new clock can beat the cesium clock, a type of atomic clock that an international body of experts has used to define the unit of one second. It is about 9.19 billion oscillations. The oscillations per second in the ytterbium clock
Here's a more thorough explanation by the PTB: The new optical ytterbium clock is 100 times more accurate than the previous record PTB "The definition and realisation of the SI unit of time, the second, is currently based on cesium …