## fine structure constantThe fundamental numerical constant of atomic physics and quantum electrodynamics. Denoted by a, the fine structure constant is defined as the square
of the charge of the electron divided by
the product of Planck's constant
and the speed of light. It has the value
1/137.036. ## Related category• PARTICLE PHYSICS | |||||

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