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A Clock That Will Last Forever
September 24, 2012
Imagine a clock that will keep perfect time forever or a device that opens new dimensions into the study of quantum phenomena such as emergence and entanglement. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab researchers have proposed a space-time crystal based on an electric-field ion trap and the Coulomb repulsion of particles that carry the same electrical charge.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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