Scientists believe the Nuclear Clocks, would keep time-based on the physics of atoms’ hearts to be 10 times as precise as today’s most exact clocks. Some scientists believe the first of these could debut in a few years.
The concept behind the Nuclear Clock is the Nucleus which is the center of an atom and where protons and neutrons are found. Clocks based on atomic nuclei could be more precise than today’s most exact clocks. With better clocks, there could be other technologies that could further improve and one such technology is GPS.
Presently the atomic clocks are considered to be the most precise clocks, which are not based on the nucleus. They tally time using the energy jumps of electrons. In the case of Nuclear Clocks, it will rely on the jumps of protons and neutrons within an atom’s nucleus instead of electrons. Isn’t it interesting? Read the complete article on Science For Students to know more about the Nuclear Clock and the related terminology.
Atomic Clock was invented in 1948 by Edward U. Condon and Harold Lyons. The clock kept time by tracking the microwave signals that electrons in atoms emit when they change energy levels.
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