Toward clearer, cheaper imaging of ultrafast phenomena

13 octubre 2015

Many mysteries of nature are locked up in the world of the very small and the very fast. Chemical reactions and material phase transitions, for example, happen on the scale of atoms — which are about one tenth of one billionth of a meter across — and attoseconds — which are one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second long. A new technique that may help record better images of such ultrafast phenomena has been proposed by researchers.