Camera captures event that takes just 0.000000000000015 of a second

Researchers from Griffith University’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics and the Australian Attosecond Science Facility in Australia used the country's fastest camera to capture the moment when the bond between two atoms is broken, which could lead to the design of new molecules for materials science or drug discovery. The research, published in Nature Communications, used the camera to measure, in real-time, the time that it takes as well as the distance between the two atoms, when the bond is broken, and found that is takes an amazing 15 million billionths of a second at a distance of half a billionth of a metre. To find out more check out Observing electron localization in a dissociating H2+ molecule in real time.