Scientists working on accurate atomic clock size of Rubik’s cube




Scientists at the American University MIT and Draper Laboratory working on an atomic clock with the potential size of a Rubik’s cube. The researchers want to reduce the traditional atomic clock by no seconds, but to measure ten milliseconds at a time.

The atomic clock will not be as long accurate as the big atomic clocks worldwide indicating the exact time, but it will be according to them it almost as precise as the clocks that are in use include GPS satellites. In addition, it should be possible to bring the atomic clock, for example, in a backpack.

This requires that the clock can take a beating. Like big atomic clocks, the smaller bell works by passing radio waves by cesium atoms. The researchers want to make the clock smaller by the atoms do not shoot in the air meter to measure a second, but much lower shoot to measure 10 milliseconds. That measure the scientists then with a laser beam.

According to the researchers, the atomic clock ‘a day or a week’ stable and that would be especially convenient to use for applications where it is not possible to synchronize an atomic clock, such as underwater. The atomic clock is not ready yet.

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