[time-nuts] Newbie with new questions: Rubidium

jim_johnson at agilent.com jim_johnson at agilent.com
Fri Aug 5 19:45:17 EDT 2005

Our experience has been that the most common 
failure in Rb standards is the Rb lamp.  There
is a known wearout mechanism in the lamp and
a somewhat predictable lifespan.  The filter
and absorption cells have no wearout mechanism.

Have a nice weekend,
Agilent Laboratories
Palo Alto, CA

>-----Original Message-----
>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com]On
>Behalf Of Rex
>Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 1:40 PM
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Newbie with new questions: Rubidium
>On Fri, 05 Aug 2005 20:26:36 +0000, rlutwak at comcast.net wrote:
>>Usually, Rb clock failures are electronic.  Failed components are 
>>generally the same you'd expect on any electronics.  Check first 
>>the power supply capacitors.

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