**Full name:** barn

**Plural form:** barns

**Symbol:** bn

**Category type:** area

**Scale factor:** 1.0E-28

The SI derived unit for area is the square meter.

1 square meter is equal to 1.0E+28 barn.

Valid units must be of the **area** type.

You can use this form to select from known units:

A barn is a unit of area, abbreviated mostly as "bn", equal to 10^{-28} m^{2}. Although not an official SI unit, it is widely used by nuclear physicists, since it is convenient for expressing the cross sectional area of nuclei and nuclear reactions. A barn is approximately equal to the area of a uranium nucleus.

barn to square angstrom

barn to arpent [Canada]

barn to caballeria [Spain/Peru]

barn to square megametre

barn to square chain [Gunter, survey]

barn to ngarn

barn to manzana [Costa Rican]

barn to square hectometre

barn to tatami

barn to square mil