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picosecond Line breaks: pico|sec¦ond
Pronunciation: /ˈpiːkəʊsɛkənd/
/ˈpʌɪkəʊsɛkənd/
(abbreviation: ps)

Definition of picosecond in English:

noun

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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