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quadrupole

(ˈkwɒdrʊˌpəʊl)
n
(General Physics) physics a set of four associated positive and negative electric charges or two associated magnetic dipoles
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One such prediction was the existence of a new type of TI having an electrical property known as a quadrupole moment.
The edges of a QTI are not conductive like you would see in a typical TI," Bahl said, "Instead only the corners are active, that is, the edges of the edges, and are analogous to the four localized point charges that would form what is known as a quadrupole moment.
A systematic analysis on Sr nuclei shows that the quadrupole moment of the SD band in [sup.
was first applied to extract the intrinsic quadrupole moment [Q.
From (16) the dominant contribution of the quadrupole moment is
Thus, the quadrupole moment vanishes when the gap closes up, [alpha] [right arrow] 0, as expected.
The atomic quadrupole moment is due to a departure of the electronic charge distribution of an atom from spherical symmetry.
2]H is a nucleus with spin 1 and a quadrupole moment eQ = 2.
Levels energy spectra belonging to the gsb, [beta], [gamma] bands, electromagnetic transition rates B(E1) and B(E2), quadrupole moment [Q.
The experiments will measure the lifetime and static quadrupole moments in these nuclei, which will allow a determination of the shape and deformation of the nucleus.