Definition of petawatt in English:
A quadrillion (1015) watts: each year warm-core eddies shed southward the equivalent of about 0.3 petawatt of power
More example sentences
- Their calculations show that circularly polarized light from petawatt lasers - which are currently under construction around the world - could induce incredibly short blasts of synchrotron-like radiation.
- The latest generation of petawatt lasers, for example, can produce focused infrared pulses with an intensity of 10 21 watts per square centimetre.
- Copious numbers of energetic electrons are accelerated to mega-electron-volt energies during the petawatt laser/matter interaction.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia