Re: Attotechnology

Date: Mon Dec 03 2001 - 10:41:21 MST

In a message dated 11/30/2001 4:24:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< for the first time, isolated x-ray pulses lasting on the
 scale of attoseconds, where one attosecond is a billionth of a
 billionth of a second (10^-18 s). The reported pulses, lasting
 approximately 650 attoseconds (as) and residing in the soft x-ray
 part of the electromagnetic spectrum, subsequently provided
 attosecond-scale measurements of a physical phenomenon
 (specifically, the detachment of an electron from an atom by an
 x-ray photon). >>

My comment is that its not quite "on spot" to suggest that this is attotech,
as there is merely measurement of this energy range and not mannipulation of
energy or matter at this scale. I can measure the moon from the earth, but
unless I utilize it, its not truly a technology. Qibbling is annoying but

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