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Chip-Scale Atomic Devices at NIST



John E. Kitching


The NIST program on chip-scale atomic devices (CSAD) seeks to design, build and characterize miniature atomic instruments and sensors based on fabrication techniques traditionally used in the field of microelectronics and micro-electric-mechanical systems (MEMS). We are currently building structures such as those shown above, that are the size of a grain of rice (V
Chip-Scale Atomic Devices at NIST


atomic clock, chip scale, coherent population trapping, magnetometer, micromachining


Kitching, J. (2006), Chip-Scale Atomic Devices at NIST, Chip-Scale Atomic Devices at NIST, [online], (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created January 25, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017