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An Experimental Limit on the Time Variation of the Fine Structure Constant

  • J. P. Turneaure
  • S. R. Stein

Abstract

The possible time variation of the time structure constant has been investigated using both astronomical1 and geophysical2data.The time variation of the fine structure constant is characterized by Rα which is defined as
$$ {R_\alpha } = \frac{1}{\alpha }\frac{{d\alpha }}{{dt}}. $$

Keywords

Fractional Frequency Fine Structure Constant Hydrogen Maser Hyperfine Transition Frequency Drift Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Turneaure
    • 1
  • S. R. Stein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and High Energy Physics LaboratoryStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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