classical electron radius

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classical electron radius

[′klas·ə·kəl i′lek ‚trän ′rād·ē·əs]
(electromagnetism)
The quantity expressed as e 2/ mec 2, where e is the electron's charge in electrostatic units, me its mass, and c the speed of light; equal to approximately 2.82 × 10-13 centimeter.
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