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Barn is a unit of measurement of area. The definition for barn is the following:
A barn is equal to 10-28 square metres.
A barn (symbol b) is a unit of area. Originally used in nuclear physics for expressing the cross sectional area of nuclei and nuclear reactions, today it is used in all fields of high energy physics to express the cross sections of any scattering process. A barn is defined as 10−28 m2 or (10 femtometers)2 and is approximately the cross sectional area of a uranium nucleus. The barn is also the unit of area used in nuclear quadrupole resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance to quantify the interaction of a nucleus with an electric field gradient
The symbol for barn is b
Barn is compatible with the square metre base unit.

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