Experimental Chip-Size Atomic Clock

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado, first demonstrated a tiny atomic clock like this one in 2004 under a program sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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This represents the first demonstration of a tiny atomic clock.
Type: Artifact
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long
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This represents the first demonstration of a tiny atomic clock.