Coulomb barrier


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Coulomb barrier

[′kü‚läm ‚bar·ē·ər]
(nuclear physics)
The Coulomb repulsion which tends to keep positively charged bombarding particles out of the nucleus.
Specifically, the Coulomb potential associated with this force.
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