Scientists film electron for the first time

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Scientists film electron for the first time

For the first time in history, Scientists have been able to film an electron in motion using a technique that will allow them to study them directly.

Said Johan Mauritsson of Lund University in Sweden:

"It takes about 150 attoseconds for an electron to circle the nucleus of an atom. An attosecond is 10^-18 seconds long, or, expressed in another way: an attosecond is related to a second as a second is related to the age of the universe"

I will take his word for it. Check out the cool video after the ad break.

Source: Live Science.

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Joe Marco

Wednesday 27th February 2008 | 04:12 AM

wow. if it is in fact the case that, that's how an electron looks and acts....then from what it appears, we're just a huge collection of those interacting with other sets of ripples in a pond.

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Kim OJ

Wednesday 27th February 2008 | 05:24 AM

Is this science or just a screen saver?

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