• on Education & Information
  • Published in issue 1/2007 on page 0
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Time Measurement using Atomic Clocks

The Quest for Accuracy

Time Measurement using Atomic Clocks
Of all nature’s physical quantities it is time that we know how to measure best. The most advanced atomic clocks are breathtakingly accurate, many millions of times more so than the best quartz-based clocks. How do they manage it?
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