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NPL scientists have created the “physics package” of Rubidium atomic clock

12 August 2012

NEW DELHI: G. M. Saxena has spent most time on clocks. As his last project, the physicist who retired from the Time and Frequency Division of the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, this year, headed a team that has created the “physics package” – really the critical part – of the Rubidium atomic clock in India. The working of an Rb atomic clock, used most commonly in GPS satellites, is not exactly common knowledge. In fact, very few countries possess the technology and those who do, guard it zealously……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/NPL-scientists-have-created-the-physics-package-of-Rubidium-atomic-clock/articleshow/15459348.cms

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Written by csirindia

August 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Posted in NPL

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