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microsecond

one millionth of a second.

microsecond

[¦mī·krə‚sek·ənd]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to one-millionth of a second. Abbreviated μs.

microsecond

(unit)
One millionth (10^-6) of a second.

microsecond

One millionth of a second. See space/time and ohnosecond.
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Making the plutonium bomb-building process especially difficult is the problem that Rhodes cites as the most difficult task in the Manhattan Project from the scientists' perspective: taking a hollow sphere of plutonium, crushing its 30 pounds into a softball sized compacted sphere, and releasing a stream of neutrons within it on a timetable of a few microseconds.
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The finding of a nearly perfect liquid in a laboratory experiment recreating the conditions believed to have existed a few microseconds after the birth of the universe is truly astonishing," says Brookhaven director Praveen Chaudhari.
The switching speed between dark and fight is moderately fast, on the order of 400 microseconds.
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When active mode is needed, the MCU's fast-start system oscillator, which stabilizes in a short 20 microseconds (us) from a cold start, quickly and efficiently energizes the resources needed for the task to be performed.
As the power transistor in the ignition system is turning off," Arens says, "the Plasma Booster steps in and reverses the polarity for a very short time--about 20 to 40 microseconds.
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Some scientists claim to have already created elements 116 and 118, though neither existed for more than a few microseconds.