This camera records in a TRILLIONTH of a second!

Researchers at New York’s Columbia Engineering and The Université de Bourgogne have been working to create a new type of high-speed scientific camera that uses neutrons to measure atomic positions.

This is achieved by using what the team refers to as a new variable shutter PDF method – which stands for atomic “pair distribution function” – in which a shutter speed of around a picosecond (a trillion times faster than normal camera shutters) is used to could see clusters of atoms in a much larger structure that would otherwise be blurred.

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