Priya R. Modiya, Palakben K. Parikh, Deepa R. Parmar, Dhrubo Jyoti Sen, Vidhi R. Patel
Priya R. Modiya, Palakben K. Parikh, Deepa R. Parmar, Dhrubo Jyoti Sen and Vidhi R. Patel
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College, Gujarat Technological University,
Arvind Baug, Mehsana-384001, Gujarat, India
Volume - 3,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2010
The study of chemical reactions on a very short time scale, often using pulsed lasers is femtochemistry. Etymology: From femtosecond + chemistry. Femto-(symbol f) is a prefix in the metric system denoting a factor of 10-15 or 0.000000000000001. Adopted by the 11th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures, it was added in 1964 to the SI. It is derived from the Danish word femten, meaning "fifteen". Example of use: a proton has a diameter of about 1.6 to 1.7 femtometres. The femtometre shares the unit symbol (fm) with the older non-SI unit fermi, to which it is equivalent. The fermi, named in honour of Enrico Fermi, is often encountered in nuclear physics.
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Priya R. Modiya, Palakben K. Parikh, Deepa R. Parmar, Dhrubo Jyoti Sen, Vidhi R. Patel. 10-15 ≈ FEMTOChemistry: New Frontier Exponent after NANOChemistry. Asian J. Research Chem. 3(4): Oct. - Dec. 2010; Page 837-843.