Mass defect effects in atomic clocks

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Abstract

We consider some implications of the mass defect on the frequency of atomic transitions. We have found that some well-known frequency shifts (such as gravitational and quadratic Doppler shifts) can be interpreted as consequences of the mass defect, i.e., without the need for the concept of time dilation used in special and general relativity theories. Moreover, we show that the inclusion of the mass defect leads to previously unknown shifts for clocks based on trapped ions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages102-103
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538629161
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2017
Event2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Besancon, France
Duration: 9 Jul 201713 Jul 2017

Conference

Conference2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017
CountryFrance
CityBesancon
Period09.07.201713.07.2017

Keywords

  • atomic clocks
  • mass defect
  • quantum metrology
  • special and general relativity

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Mass defect effects in atomic clocks'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this