Scientists at the University of Central Florida has set an example by promoting the fastest X-ray pulsation traveling at a speed of 53 attoseconds. The number is merely very small. It’s almost less than one part in thousand equal parts the diameter of an individual’s hair.
Zenghu Chang was another physicist who was able to produce an X-ray pulse having the speed of 67 attoseconds in the year 2012. Along with high speed, the newly conceived X-ray beam has a shorter wavelength.
The Role of Newly Developed X-Ray in Research:
- This will allow experts to pierce into a ‘water window’. Water window is an area where the rate absorption of light energy is higher in carbon atoms as compared to water molecules.
- It also allows scientist to capture pictures of electrons swiftly running in atoms and molecules. These clicked photographs will allow scientists to trail out the method of photosynthesis that can further find its application in generating larger solar panels.
- The electron moving in the matter can trail the movement of flash memory chips in laptops, computers and smartphones and negligible particles in RAM.
Calculating the speed of X-rays in attosecond began in the year 2001. The procedure of generating pulses traveling with the speed of attosecond is quite complex. It involves high-order harmonic generation experiment in which Ti: Sapphire atoms intermingle with the noble gases. The light calculated in attosecond is generated with the interaction of Ti: Sapphire laser beams with electromagnetic waves residing in the ultraviolet area.
In future studies, researchers aim at floating today’s record. They aimed at producing an X-ray beam traveling at a speed of 24 attoseconds and have already started working on it. Another goal is to convert those beams into hard X-rays that results into even squatter pulsations.
We do expect that the coming generation will definitely bring something astounding in the history of physics that will be beneficial for future inventions and discoveries.