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NIST-7 was the atomic clock used by the United States from 1993 to 1999. It was one of a series of Atomic Clocks [1] at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The caesium beam clock served as the nation's primary time and frequency standard during that time period, but it has since been replaced with the more accurate NIST-F1, a caesium fountain [2] atomic clock that neither gains nor loses one second in 100 million years.


  1. ^ "A Brief History of Atomic Clocks at NIST". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 
  2. ^ "How Does the NIST-7 Atomic Clock Work? | Time and Navigation". Retrieved 2016-01-25. 

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