Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Barn (b)

  • Jan W. Gooch
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1081

n A miniscule area unit commensurate with the cross sections of atomic nuclei. 1 barn = 10−28 m2. Nuclear cross sections range from about 0.01 to 1.5 b.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA