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K-State's Fast Laser Research and Theory Building on Einsten's Work by Timing Electrons Emissions


May 21, 2009

physics graphic Kansas State University theorists have developed a model that allows them to compute not just the energy of photo-emitted electrons, but also the times after their release at which they can be detected. Within their quantum mechanical model, they found that electrons that are emitted by ultra-short laser pulses from different parts of a metal surface will arrive at an electron detector at slightly different times. Full Story

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