Lund University developed camera speed five trillion per second

Tinuku ~ Lund University has created the world's fastest camera technology and is capable of recording photon movements. New record of the fastest film created with a camera called Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures aka FRAME is capable of shooting 5 trillion frames in a second.

Tinuku Lund University developed camera speed five trillion per second

Lund University in Sweden developed a camera technology capable of recording the movement of single light or photon particles. The FRAME technology recorded five trillion frames per second beating the previous record at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology which has a speed of a trillion frames per second.

New cameras easily record single moving events in just one and a quarter trillion seconds. The FRAME technology captures the movement of light particles that travel across the thickness of a sheet of paper.

"Today, the only way to visualise such rapid events is to photograph still images of the process. You then have to attempt to repeat identical experiments to provide several still images which can later be edited into a movie," Elias Kristensson, a physicist at Lund University, said in a statement.

"The problem with this approach is that it is highly unlikely that a process will be identical if you repeat the experiment," he says.

Scientists develop high-speed cameras to study a variety of science events that move in very short durations in the femtosecond scale. A chemical reaction process lasts only 200 femtoseconds or the duration of atomic vibration in the iodine molecule is only 300 femtoseconds.

"For example, explosions, plasma flashes, turbulent combustion, brain activity in animals and chemical reactions. We are now able to film such extremely short processes," he says.

Sophisticated cameras are very useful for recording and slowing the films of an event's process from these natural phenomena. FRAME helps scientists to learn more using advanced imaging.

Lund University is now working with a technology company in Germany to develop the FRAME technology for other researchers to use. It is estimated that it will take another two years to be ready for use.

"In the long term, the technology can also be used by industry and others," said Kristensson.