Gamow-Condon-Gurney theory

Gamow-Condon-Gurney theory

[¦ga‚mȯf ¦känd·ən ′gər·nē ‚thē·ə·rē]
(nuclear physics)
An early quantum-mechanical theory of alpha-particle decay according to which the alpha particle penetrates a potential barrier near the surface of the nucleus by a tunneling process.