Electron-volts conversion

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Electron-volts

Abbreviation/Symbol:

eV

Unit of:

Energy

Power

Wordwide use:

Widely used in nuclear, atomic and particle physics

Definition:

One electron volt is the energy acquired by an electron when accelerated through a potential difference of 1 volt.It is equal to 1.602 × 10−19 joules.

Origin:

Common references:

Visible light has photon energy of 1.6 eV to 3.4 eV

Usage context:

Widely used in nuclear, atomic and particle physics

 

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