picoampere


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picoampere

[‚pē·kō′am‚pir]
(electricity)
A unit of current equal to 10-12 ampere, or one-millionth of a microampere. Abbreviated pA.
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Researchers estimated how the device would perform in an integrated circuit and found the peak currents through the capacitor were measurable (50 to 70 picoamperes), even for the small nanoribbons studied.