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Physics professor receives award to develop first solid state atomic clock

TAMPA, Fla. -- Denis Karaiskaj, Ph.D. of the University of South Florida Department of Physics has received a $160,428 Phase I award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the first solid state atomic clock. This proposed work has significant applications based on Dr. Karaiskaj’s patent through USF.

If successful, the project titled “Atomic clock using the impurity transitions of isotopically enriched silicon” will lead to the first solid state atomic clock. The goal of this project is to develop an atomic clock based on impurity atoms that naturally occur in silicon.

The development of the solid state atomic clock could lead to much smaller and lighter atomic clock devices which consumer less power and are more easily integrated in existing electronics.


Filed under:Arts and Sciences Physics Faculty Awards   
Author:Brenna Wenger