Scientists watch bacterial sensor respond to light in real time

Posted by on May 5, 2016 6:48 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have made a giant leap forward in taking snapshots of ultrafast reactions in a bacterial light sensor. Using the world’s most powerful X-ray laser, they were able to see atomic motions as fast as 100 quadrillionths of a second — 1,000 times faster than ever before.

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