Rapid journey through a crystal lattice

Munich, Germany (SPX) Jan 15, 2015

The time frames, in which electrons travel within atoms, are unfathomably short. For example, electrons excited by light change their quantum-mechanical location within mere attoseconds – an attosecond corresponds to a billionth of a billionth of a second.

But how fast do electrons whiz across distances corresponding to the diameter of individual atomic layers? Such distances are but a few —> Read More Here


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