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  • n. Plural form of picometer.

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Examples

  • The wavelength of gamma rays used for this process is on the order of picometers.

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  • Their wavelengths are 100 picometers to 10 nanometers.

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  • The new materials are distinguished by very high electro-optical properties in excess of 250 picometers per volt and excellent thermal and photo stability recently confirmed by independent research laboratories.

  • The material has demonstrated r33 values in excess of 250 picometers per volt at 1550 nanometers, extraordinary thermal stability and robust resistance to photo bleaching.

  • Just three weeks after its installation at the Univ. of Texas San Antonio campus, the latest transmission electron microscope from JEOL delivered data on silicon samples that resolved down to 78 picometers, a level that enables atom-by-atom chemical mapping.

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  • Keeping in tune with these accomplishments, the NIST team is currently working on devising an instrument that could pull on a single atom from a chain of like atoms, with a precision level of 5 picometers.

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  • Gamma rays typically have frequencies above 1019 Hz, and therefore have energies above 100 keV and wavelength less than 10 picometers, often smaller than an atom.

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  • To help with the answers, a research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has built an ultra-stable instrument for tugging on chains of atoms, an instrument that can maneuver and hold the position of an atomic probe to within 5 picometers, or 0.000 000 000 5 centimeters.

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  • Gravitational waves from sources throughout the universe will produce slight oscillations in the arm lengths - changes as small as about 10 picometers, or 10 million millionths of a meter, a length smaller than the diameter of the smallest atom.

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  • With a position noise floor of less than 2 picometers, the Nano-HS is ideal for demanding surface metrology applications.

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