Unit abH
Name abhenry
Category Inductance
Details The abhenry (abH) is a unit of inductance used in the centimeter-gram-second (CGS) system of units, which is an older system of units that preceded the International System of Units (SI). This unit is named after the British scientist Joseph Henry who significantly contributed to the understanding of electromagnetism in the 19th century.

In the field of electromagnetism, inductance refers to the property of an electrical conductor or circuit that opposes the change in the flow of electric current, thereby storing magnetic energy. The SI unit for inductance is the henry (H), and it is widely used in present-day electrical engineering.

To convert between abhenry and henry, you can use the following relationship:

1 abH = 1 × 10^-9 H (i.e., it is equivalent to 1 nanohenry)

The abhenry is not commonly used nowadays, as the International System of Units (SI) has become the globally accepted system for scientific and engineering calculations. However, some older scientific literature may still refer to the abhenry unit when dealing with inductance.