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High performance frequency standards

Grant number: 05/04770-9
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): April 06, 2006
Effective date (End): September 05, 2006
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Atomic and Molecular Physics
Principal researcher:Daniel Varela Magalhães
Grantee:Daniel Varela Magalhães
Host: Sebastien Bize
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Observatoire de Paris, France  

Abstract

The project has as general objective the development of high precision frequency standards, one of the core activities of LNE-SYRTE. This work will be shared between two experiments: The atomic fountain FO2 and the neutral mercury optical clock (Hg clock). Both systems have great importance to the growing of our group in the scientific metrology of time and frequency area, either in the microwave standards domain, already operating in our laboratory, as well as in the optical domain area, prospecting future researchs to be implemented in the Optics and Photonics Research Center. It is important to emphasize that this work is intended for one year, with a complement for the five months period of FAPESP being supplied by the foreign institution. (AU)

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