- Energy and power
- Widely used in nuclear, atomic and particle physics
One megaelectron volt is the energy acquired by an electron when accelerated through a potential difference of 1,000,000 volts.It is equal to 1.602 Ã— 10âˆ’13 joules.
- The rest energy of an electron is approx. .5 MeV
Commonly encountered when dealing with atomic and nuclear processes
- Often subdivided into 1,000 electronvolts
- There are 1,000 Megaelectronvolts in a Gigaelectronvolt, the units can be further expanded into Teraelectronvolt, etc.