attosecond


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Noun1.attosecond - one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second; one thousandth of a femtosecond
time unit, unit of time - a unit for measuring time periods
femtosecond - one quadrillionth (10^-15) of a second; one thousandth of a picosecond
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Charisma integrates perfectly into the vibrant community of attosecond science in europe and will demonstrate the synergy of synchrotron and hhg radiation in the pursuit of molecular control through ultrafast charge migration.
Observing them with an attosecond spectroscopy resolution compared to the usual femtosecond spectroscopy resolution helps us study these minute interactions happening on a nano scale very clearly.
Using flashes of x-ray radiation lasting only few hundred attoseconds (1 attosecond = 0.
One attosecond is to a second as a second is to the age of the universe," Popmintchev says.
The selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to attosecond time-resolved spectroscopy, interfacial charge transfer states in condensed phase systems, recent advances in quantum dynamics of bimolecular reactions, and a great many other related topics.
Heisenberg's principle of indeterminacy that limits the precision with which complementary variables, such as the position and momentum of a particle on an atomic scale, can be measured simultaneously is applicable to an experimental description of measurements on that scale; for instance, although one can generate flashes of light of duration on an attosecond scale, i.
A team at the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics, which is run jointly by LMU and the MPQ, has now taken an important step towards realising this goal by generating bright beams of hard X-radiation by purely optical means.
2001) Ponder omotive laser acceleration and focusing in vacuum for generation of attosecond electron bunches.
Newport said that the company's high-precision ultrafast lasers, enable advanced research applications, including the pioneering of attosecond (10-18 second) science to study physical, chemical and biological phenomena at the atomic and subatomic levels.
The winner of the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for science yesterday said that the Kingdom is interested in exchanging its experience in attosecond science and technology with the world.
Zheltikov, "Ternary one-dimensional photonic band gap structures: Dispersion relation, extended phase-matching abilities and attosecond outlook," Laser Phys.
a long time compared to the femtosecond, the attosecond and the shortest possible unit of time - known as Planck time.