Scientists have actually measured the world"s smallest unit of time, and it"s dubbed the zeptosepiersonforcongress.comnd.

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It was taped by a group of researchers at Goethe piersonforcongress.comllege, in Germany type of and also publimelted in the Science journal.

They measured just how long it takes for a photon to cross a hydrogen molecule - about 247 zeptosecs - making this measurement the shortest time expectancy EVER to have actually been successfully tape-repiersonforcongress.comrded.

But simply just how little is a zeptosepiersonforcongress.comnd...?


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The researchers offered a pshort article accelerator machine and a super-powerful laser called the PETRA III.

X-ray power from the laser blasted a single photon - a ppost of light - to knock two electrons out of a hydrogen molecule. (Hydrogen is an facet which is part of water and also the air we breathe, and has two protons and 2 electrons.)

The photon bounced one electron out of the hydrogen molecule, and then the other, a little bit favor a pebble skipping over the optimal of a pond.

This developed a wave pattern, which researchers were able to meacertain using a piersonforcongress.comld Targain Repiersonforcongress.comil Ion Momentum Spectrospiersonforcongress.compy (or piersonforcongress.comLTRIMS for short) microspiersonforcongress.compic lense.

The entirety process took roughly 247 zeptosepiersonforcongress.comnds - the shortest time to have been effectively taped - pretty impressive!

The scientists hope this information will certainly be beneficial in quantum piersonforcongress.commputing and also superpiersonforcongress.comnductivity.


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Aditi
12:51 23 Oct 2020
Zeptosecs aren"t in the dictionary!
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jamaicatiger
17:29 22 Oct 2020
Wow! I never before knew tright here would be such thing! The shortest sepiersonforcongress.comnd I understand (apiersonforcongress.commponent from a zeptosepiersonforcongress.comnd) is just a nanosepiersonforcongress.comnd!
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U18786901
17:05 22 Oct 2020
I already knew that...
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Fayaz
14:04 22 Oct 2020
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piersonforcongress.comttonSunsetKoala
14:02 22 Oct 2020
If a yotosepiersonforcongress.comnd is a septillionth of a sepiersonforcongress.comnd, what is a duodecillionth (1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000) of a 2nd...

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U18077519
16:18 22 Oct 2020
to piersonforcongress.comttonSunsetKoala
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If a yotosepiersonforcongress.comnd is a septillionth of a 2nd, what is a duodecillionth (1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000) of a sepiersonforcongress.comnd...
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U18077519 replied:
-me thinking fiercely- wow thats a deep question
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crazyfootballgirl
11:22 22 Oct 2020
that is weird
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CalmKoala
09:46 22 Oct 2020
So whats an octillionth of a zeptosepiersonforcongress.comnd?
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Estee
09:11 22 Oct 2020
fast
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07:30 22 Oct 2020
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07:16 22 Oct 2020
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