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  • n. A unit of area equal to a billionth of a millionth (10-15) of a barn

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Examples

  • In these years, the Tevatron marched on, reaching its first inverse femtobarn by mid 2005, then setting new records almost routinely in the following years.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • (Recall that they will stop the collider at the end of 2011 or when they reach 1/femtobarn, whatever comes first.)

    The Reference Frame

  • If they increase the luninosity by a factor of 30, they will reach 1/femtobarn per year - which is enough to fulfill the realistic plan of 1/femtobarn before the end of 2011.

    The Reference Frame

  • It will work to accumulate one inverse femtobarn of collisions and stop, but not later than at the end of 2011.

    The Reference Frame

  • An inverse femtobarn at the LHC pushes the discovery range up to

    NZ On Screen

  • With the amount of data expected, called one inverse femtobarn by physicists, the combined analysis of ATLAS and CMS will be able to explore a wide mass range, and there's even a chance of discovery if the Higgs has a mass near 160 GeV.

    NZ On Screen

  • With the amount of data expected, referred to as one inverse femtobarn, the experiments should be well placed to make inroads in to new territory, with the possibility of significant discoveries.

    YubaNet.com

  • An inverse femtobarn at the LHC pushes the discovery range up to 800 GeV.

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  • Well, they have to improve the luminosity by a factor of 1,000 to collect one inverse femtobarn by the end of 2011.

    The Reference Frame

  • By next year, collisions will be occurring -- if all continues to go well -- at a rate producing what physicists call one "inverse femtobarn," best described as a colossal amount, of information for analysts to ponder.

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  • The boffins with patient precision

    Examine each tiny collision

    And don't give a darn -

    Not one femtobarn -

    For ignorant cries of derision.

    October 14, 2016