Wave Peaks (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Share Print E-Mail Caption Figure 3: Each time a wave peak hits the atom, the probability that an electron will be progressively released within a few 100 attoseconds increases. This phenomenon, which was predicted in theory, evaded direct observation for more than four decades -- an international team of scientists has now demonstrated it for the first time. Credit Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.