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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)
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quadrillion

[kwə′dril·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 1015.
In British and German usage, the number 1024.
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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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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Processes such as melting and chemical reactions involve atomic reconfigurations that may take only femtoseconds (quadrillionths of a second).