Gamow barrier

Gamow barrier

[′ga‚mȯf ‚bar·ē·ər]
(nuclear physics)
The potential barrier which retards the escape of alpha particles from the nucleus according to the Gamow-Condon-Gurney theory.
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Which is mainly due to the coulomb's repulsive shroud among like charges or otherwise called Gamow barrier of the order of 5 kev.