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Atomic Time

  • B. Guinot
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 154)

Abstract

The first operational caesium-beam frequency standard, built by Essen and Parry in the United Kingdom, began to provide data in mid-1955 and thus opened a new era in the measurement of time.

Keywords

Global Position System Atomic Clock Clock Correction Master Clock Atomic Time 
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Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Guinot
    • 1
  1. 1.BIPMSèvresFrance

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