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picosecond Syllabification: pic·o·sec·ond
Pronunciation: /ˈpēkōˌsek(ə)nd/ /ˈpīkōˌsek(ə)nd/
(abbrev.: ps)

Definition of picosecond in English:


One trillionth of a second: the first picosecond of the Big Bang
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  • A typical chemical reaction takes place on a timescale of about a picosecond.
  • In contrast, most current MD simulations for larger realistic systems are usually restricted to a few nanoseconds or picoseconds.
  • They plan to use a UV laser to fire a 5-joule pulse lasting less than half a picosecond.
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