Convert Barns (b) to Square Metres (m²) | b in m²

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This quick and easy calculator will convert Barns (b) to Square Metres (m²) 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 Metres

m² = b / 1.0E+28
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Square Metres, divide the number of Barns by 1.0E+16 trillion
Barns (b) in 1 Square Metre
There are 1.0E+28 Barns in 1 Square Metre
Square Metres (m²) in 1 barn
There are 0 Square Metres 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 Metre
Unit System: SI

What is the Square Metre?

The square metre is a unit of area and is an SI derived unit with the symbol m².

It was introduced in 1954 when the International System of Units was established and was derived directly from one of the original 6 base units - the metre (m).

It can be prefixed with any of the SI symbols that multiply it up or down such as km² (square kilometre) or µm2 (square micrometre). It is the most commonly used unit of area and is recognised all over the world.

Conversion Tables for Barns (b) to Square Metres (m²)