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one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second

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In the technique, the initial laser beam is shaped in order to induce an ultrafast rotation of its wavefront, so that its interaction with matter produces a train of individual attosecond pulses that is streaked angularly - like the sweeping beam of a lighthouse.
Someday, attosecond science could lead to a deeper understanding of the chemistry of life, photocells of vastly greater efficiency or even electronic circuits managed by nanoscale lasers.
To understand this amount of time, imagine slowing 100 attoseconds until they lasted a second.
Using short pulses of laser light, researchers watched an electron moving around inside an atom and were able to distinguish events to within a hundred attoseconds - or 0.
Covers concepts, experiments, new femtosecond and attosecond time-resolved methods, and the most recent advances.
In Hungary, the ELI-ALPS research equipment to be built in Szeged will be dedicated to extremely fast dynamics by taking snap-shots in the attosecond (1 as = 10-18 s) scale of the electron dynamics in atoms, molecules, plasmas and solids.
Furthermore, the femtosecond (10^-15 seconds) pulses created in the current experiments might serve as the seed for making even shorter pulses in the attosecond (10^-18 seconds) domain.
Whereas humans perceive the world in terms of seconds and minutes, the electrons in atoms and molecules often perform actions on attosecond time scales.
Objective : Electron dynamics in metals and nanostructures take place on attosecond timescales.
These isolated attosecond pulses promise to probe electron phenomena such as "wavepackets"--specially tailored electron waves inside atoms and molecules that may help scientists use lasers to change the course of chemical reactions for scientific and practical uses, such as controlling the breaking of bonds in complex molecules for medical and pharmaceutical applications.
Objective: The field of attosecond science is now entering the second decade of its existence, with good prospects for breakthroughs in a number of areas.
Objective: Collective electron motion can unfold on attosecond time scales in nanoplasmonic systems, as defined by the inverse spectral bandwidth of the plasmonic resonant region.
Imperial College has a large team of researchers (17 members of academic staff and 50 postdoctoral fellows: research grants over Au30m) working at the leading edge of quantum sciences encompassing surface plasmonics, cold atoms, attosecond lasers and quantum theory.
The attoclock is a powerful, new, and unconventional tool to study fundamental attosecond dynamics on an atomic scale.