clock pendulum


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Noun1.clock pendulum - a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanismclock pendulum - a physical pendulum used to regulate a clockwork mechanism
compound pendulum, physical pendulum - pendulum consisting of an actual object allowed to rotate freely around a horizontal axis
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The problem is that the faster an atomic clock pendulum swings, the more difficult it is to share that signal.
In our paper, we show that by using lasers to orient the electrons in a very specific way, we can use the neutron of an atomic nucleus as the clock pendulum," said Corey Campbell, a research scientist in the Kuzmich laboratory and the paper's first author.
The invention selected was a self-operating napkin involving a bird, levers, strings, and a clock pendulum in a chain reaction that wipes a diner's lips.