Researchers have developed a camera that can film events as short as 0.2 trillionths of a second.
To illustrate the camera’s capabilities, the researchers filmed how light travels a distance equivalent to the thickness of a piece of paper.
The researchers say that the new super-fast film camera will be able to capture rapid processes in chemistry, physics, biology and biomedicine that so far haven’t been caught on film.
In reality, the time it takes for light to travel the thickness of a piece of paper is only a picosecond – one trillionth of a second.
But on the new camera developed by researchers at Lund University, this process has been slowed down by a trillion times.