Definitions

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  • n. One millionth of one millionth (10-12) of an ampere.

Etymologies

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pico- +‎ ampere

Examples

  • Ryu said they were able to draw from each cell just one picoampere, an amount of electricity so tiny that they would need a trillion cells photosynthesizing for one hour just to equal the amount of energy stored in a AA battery.

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  • "Ryu said they were able to draw from each cell just one picoampere, an amount of electricity so tiny that they would need a trillion cells photosynthesizing for one hour just to equal the amount of energy stored in a AA battery." news that the S.E.C. has filed suit against Goldman-Sachs for participating in a scheme to bundle together sure-to-fail mortgage securities and then bet against them reportedly caused the stock market to punctuate its week of upside with a very gloomy Friday.

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  • Neher and Bert Sakmann have together developed a technique that allows the registration of the incredibly small electrical currents (amounting to a picoampere -

    Physiology or Medicine 1991 - Press Release

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