Nuclear Clock - Containing Thorium Atoms

Nuclear Clock - Containing Thorium Atoms

This image shows an ultra-high vacuum chamber housing an RF ion trap where single thorium atoms are suspended and laser-cooled to near absolute zero temperature. The equipment is being used in the Georgia Tech School of Physics in developing a nuclear clock. (Credit: Alexander Radnaev)

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Military Technology, Physics and Physical Sciences
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Alex Kuzmich, nuclear clock, physics, School of Physics
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:45pm