- a hypothetical unit of time, taken as a ratio between the diameter of the electron and the velocity of light, equivalent to approximately 10−24 second.
Origin of chronon
1975–80; < Greek chron(os) time + -on1
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A chronon is the length of time it takes one quantum of energy to push one electron from one electronic orbit to the next.The Ideal
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
- a unit of time equal to the time that a photon would take to traverse the diameter of an electron: about 10 –24 seconds