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JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records in both precision and stability


January 22, 2014

atomic clock held in a lattice of laser light Heralding a new age of terrific timekeeping, a research group led by a National Institute of Standards and Technology physicist has unveiled an experimental strontium atomic clock that has set new world records for both precision and stability--key metrics for the performance of a clock. Full Story

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