By Albert G. Ingalls

Definitive booklet on novice telescope making. comprises plans and concept on a number of types. topics lined: Newtonian Telescope reflect Making; Optical checking out; Workshop knowledge; and Observatory structures.

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These atoms are a mixture; about half will be in the lower hyperfine state and half in the upper state, and the first job is to separate them. This is done by passing the beam through a specially shaped magnet, a technique devised by Otto Stern and Walther Gerlach in the early 1920s to study the structure of atoms. Since the caesium atoms themselves are magnetic, they are deflected by the magnetic field according to their energy states and emerge from the magnet in two slightly different directions, one for the lower state and one for the upper state.

Ramsey realised that there was no need to pass the atoms through a long tube full of microwaves. He saw that the transition could be achieved just as effectively if the atoms were subjected to microwaves Atomic clocks 49 in two short bursts rather than a single long exposure. Not only does this method simplify the engineering—it was very difficult to control the exposure in a long tube—but it actually increases the sensitivity of the machine. In the NPL machine, and all others since, the microwaves are fed into a waveguide—now known as a Ramsey cavity—which divides into two arms to form a U-shape.

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