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Re: Laser fossil preparation

Betty wrote:

>the correct term was femtosecond, I think
>After 'femto' the decimal fractions start sounding like ex-Marx brothers
TO be precise, they're talking about 100 femtosecond pulses; I stayed away
from the precise terminology to avoid "what's he talking about" questions.
The timescale goes from milliseconds, microseconds, nanoseconds,
picoseconds, femtoseconds, ... 1 Femtosecond = 10E-15 second.

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