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nuclear potential

[′nü·klē·ər pə′ten·chəl]
(nuclear physics)
The potential energy of a nuclear particle as a function of its position in the field of a nucleus or of another nuclear particle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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