Scientists camera shoots images with 100 billion fps




Scientists have developed a camera that can shoot images with a whopping 100 billion frames per second. The system will be mainly applied in the biomedical sciences, for example, to study biological processes.

The fast-shooting camera is designed by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis. She set the fastest camera to have designed the world: where the fastest copy before tens of millions fps could shoot, which Washington University is a whopping 100 billion frames per second. The researchers have compressed the system ultra fast photography, or CUP, mentioned.

The CUP-system can record images with very high-speed captured by light particles, known as photons, to steer via a thin tube to a device that consists of a million ‘micro-mirrors’. These mirrors each have only a surface area of ​​7 square microns. Thus is formed the final image, which is then sent back to a beam splitter. It sends the beam of photons through to the camera, where they are converted to electrons which land on a CCD image sensor with the aid of an electric field at the right time and place .

According to the makers the camera system is mainly used in the science and especially in biomedicine. It is for example possible to provide insight into cellular processes by capturing images at high speed. Thus filmed Dutch scientists previously the absorption of drugs by cells with a fast camera. According to the Washington University is their rapid camera also useful in astronomy.

Camera with 100 billion frames per second


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