Megaelectron-volts conversion

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  • MeV

Unit of:

  • Energy and power

Worldwide use:

  • 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 × 10−13 joules.

Common references:

  • The rest energy of an electron is approx. .5 MeV

Usage context:

Commonly encountered when dealing with atomic and nuclear processes

Component units:


  • There are 1,000 Megaelectronvolts in a Gigaelectronvolt, the units can be further expanded into Teraelectronvolt, etc.