Gamow barrier

noun
Ga·​mow barrier | \ˈgāˌmäv-\

Definition of Gamow barrier 

: the potential barrier that in wave-mechanical theory is assumed to oppose the escape of alpha particles from an atomic nucleus in radioactive disintegration

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History and Etymology for Gamow barrier

after George Gamow †1968 American physicist

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