Comparing Room Temperature and Cryogenic Cesium Fountains
Steven R. Jefferts, Thomas P. Heavner, Thomas E. Parker, Jon H. Shirley, Elizabeth A. Donley, Filippo Levi, Davide Calonico, C Calosso, Giovanni Costanzo, B. Mongino
We have compared the frequency of a room temperature cesium fountain primary frequency standard with that of a cryogenic (~80K) cesium fountain. This comparison yields a measurement of the blackbody frequency shift of the room temperature fountain.
Proceedings of the 2011 Joint IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium and European Frequency and Time Forum