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Noun1.picometer - a metric unit of length equal to one trillionth of a meter
metric linear unit - a linear unit of distance in metric terms
femtometer, femtometre, fermi - a metric unit of length equal to one quadrillionth of a meter
A, angstrom, angstrom unit - a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation
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The instruments and methods are incredibly precise and capable of deforming the sample at the picometer scale (about 100 times smaller than an atom), which means literally stretching the bond lengths, and simultaneously measuring the forces at the piconewton level, as well as various other properties.
In many cases, atomic positions need to be known with a precision of 1 picometer ([10.
The high sampling rate and differential measurements allow detection of protein mean height changes down to tens of picometers (1 picometer = 1/1000th of a nanometer).
One of the most powerful aspects of LEED is that it can have a resolving power on the order of a picometer, much smaller than individual atoms.