Coulomb's Wave Constant

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Coulomb's wave constant, abbreviated as \(k_e\), also called Coulomb wave function or Coulomb wave factor, is a mathematical function used in quantum mechanics to describe the behavior of charged particles in the presence of a central attractive or repulsive force, typically the electrostatic Coulomb force between charged particles.  It plays a role in describing the scattering of charged particles by a central potential, such as the scattering of electrons by atomic nuclei.

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