nuclear gyroscope

nuclear gyroscope

[′nü·klē·ər ′jī·rə‚skōp]
(engineering)
A gyroscope in which the conventional spinning mass is replaced by the spin of atomic nuclei and electrons; one version uses optically pumped mercury isotopes, and another uses nuclear magnetic resonance techniques.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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