Meaning : Gigaelectron volt
Category : Science
Sub Category : Physics / Metric
What does GEV mean or stand for ?
GEV is numerically the same as BEV – Billion electron volts.It is defined as the energy of an electron that has been emitted from a cathode and is travelling with high kinetic energy.The Energy of a single electron is virtually negligible,but an entire stream of these is enough to give you a small shock.
GEV is 10 to the power 9 electron volts which is the unit of energy.This can further be converted to Joules which is a numerical expression which is used in calculations while Electron Volt is used figuratively.
With the formula E=QV,we can calculate in numeric terms,the energy possessed by the electron.