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Elusive transition spotted in thorium

Nature volume 533, pages 4445 (05 May 2016) | Download Citation

The highly precise atomic clocks used in science and technology are based on electronic transitions in atoms. The discovery of a nuclear transition in thorium-229 raises hopes of making nuclear clocks a reality. See Article p.47

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  1. Marianna Safronova is in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA.

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