Developing a more precise atomic clock for military and astronomical purposes
The goal of the nuClock project is to achieve the most accurate time measurement ever. To this goal, scientists try to develop a new kind of atomic clock. Whereas other atomic clocks are based on the motion of electrons in atoms, the one targeted by nuClock will make use of the nucleus of Thorium-229. Applications of such a precise clock could be the fields of navigation satellites, network synchronisation and astronomical research.
Creating a new set of hybrid photovoltaic devices which are able to meet the ultra-high temperature capacity operated in latent heat thermal storage (LHTES)