Convert Barns (b) to Square Centimetres (cm²) | b in cm²

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This quick and easy calculator will convert Barns (b) to Square Centimetres (cm²) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

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Quick Reference for Converting Barns to Square Centimetres

cm² = b / 1.0E+24
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Square Centimetres, divide the number of Barns by 1000000000000 trillion
Barns (b) in 1 Square Centimetre
There are 1.0E+24 Barns in 1 Square Centimetre
Square Centimetres (cm²) in 1 barn
There are 0 Square Centimetres in 1 barn

Unit Information

Symbol: b
Unit System: Particle Physics

What is the barn?

The barn is a unit of area and is used in particle physics with the symbol b.

It represents approximately the area of the cross-section of a uraneum nucleus, so is very small compared to most other recognised units of area.

It is also used to measure the interaction of a nucleus with an electric field gradient in nuclear quadrupole and magnetic resonance.

Square Centimetre
Symbol: cm²
Unit System: SI

What is the Square Centimetre?

The square centimetre is a unit of area and is a multiple of the square metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol cm².

A square centimetre is equal to the area of a square with edges 1cm long. There are 10,000 square centimetres in a square metre.

It is often used to describe areas smaller than 1m² - including much work in classrooms on paper.

Conversion Tables for Barns (b) to Square Centimetres (cm²)