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To help compare orders of magnitude of different times this page lists times between 10−15 second and 10−12 second (1 femtosecond and 1 picosecond). A femtosecond is one billionth of one millionth of a second. For context, a femtosecond is to a second, what a second is to about 32 million years. See also times of other orders of magnitude.

  • shorter times
  • A few femtoseconds is the typical time step for a molecular dynamics simulation
  • 1.3 femtoseconds (fs) – cycle time for 390 nanometre light, transition from visible light to ultraviolet
  • 2.57 femtoseconds – cycle time for 770 nanometre light, transition from visible light to near-infrared
  • 200 femtoseconds – the swiftest chemical reactions, such as the reaction of pigments in an eye to light
  • 300 femtoseconds – the duration of a vibration of the atoms in an iodine molecule
  • longer times

See also

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