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quadrillion

1. (in Britain) the number represented as one followed by 24 zeros (1024)
2. (in the US and Canada) the number represented as one followed by 15 zeros (1015)

quadrillion

[kwə′dril·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 1015.
In British and German usage, the number 1024.

quadrillion

One thousand times one trillion, which is 1, followed by 15 zeros, or 10 to the 15th power. See space/time.
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Previous experiments were done with laser pulses that lasted more than 400 quadrillionths of a second, or approximately 10 times longer than the ultrashort pulses.
The just-patented system under development at the University of Sherbrooke in Canada delivers 1,000 pulses of infrared light per second, each lasting only about 100 quadrillionths of a second, says laser physicist and study coauthor Daniel Houde.
For example, researchers envision using both LCLS and atomic laser pulses in a synchronized one-two punch: The first laser triggers a change in a sample under study, and the second records with atomic-scale precision any changes that occurred within a few quadrillionths of a second.
The NIF laser packs more energy overall, but since peak power is a function of both average power and pulse length, BELLA took the crown with shorter pulses lasting just 40 quadrillionths of a second.
The system exploits a device called a femtosecond laser, which emits bursts of light so short that their duration is measured in quadrillionths of a second.
The challenge is to distill sharp and compelling images of actors that shimmy about with blinding speed, changing place every few quadrillionths of a second.
These conducting nanoscale dielectric slivers are what Hunt calls liquid glass electrodes, fabricated at the U-M Center for Ultrafast Optical Science with a femtosecond laser, which emits light pulses that are only quadrillionths of a second long.
Dwayne Miller, University of Toronto - In what may provide deep insights into what occurs inside planets and stars, scientists have captured the first atomic-level view of the melting process, one of the simplest transformations of matter, on the timescale of femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second.
In what may provide deep insights into what goes on inside planets and stars, scientists have captured the first atomic-level view of the melting process, one of the simplest transformations of matter, on the timescale of femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second.
The laser emits 10 billion pulses per second, with each pulse lasting about 40 femtoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second, producing extra-wide spacing between individual comb teeth.
Since the laser pulses last only a matter of picoseconds, or quadrillionths of a second, they do not cause heat damage to the foil-thin stainless steel and titanium material used to make the stents.
Zewail's group uses laser pulses that last about 10 femtoseconds, or 10 quadrillionths of a second.