atomic hydrogen maser

atomic hydrogen maser

[ə′täm·ik ′hī·drə·jən ′mā·zər]
(physics)
A maser in which dissociated hydrogen atoms from an electric discharge source are formed into a beam that undergoes selective magnetic processing; can be used as an atomic clock.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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