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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. "Electrons are single particles that carry charge in a material," said physics graduate student Wladimir Benalcazar.
A systematic analysis on Sr nuclei shows that the quadrupole moment of the SD band in [sup.82]Sr is the largest among these Sr isotopes.
From (16) the dominant contribution of the quadrupole moment is
The atomic quadrupole moment is due to a departure of the electronic charge distribution of an atom from spherical symmetry.
Pijpers (Aarhus University, Denmark) has used GONG and SOHO data to quantify a number known as [J.sub.2]: the quadrupole moment of the Sun's gravitational field.
[sup.2]H is a nucleus with spin 1 and a quadrupole moment eQ = 2.77 x [10.sup.3] barns.
Levels energy spectra belonging to the gsb, [beta], [gamma] bands, electromagnetic transition rates B(E1) and B(E2), quadrupole moment [Q.sub.0], deformation parameterare [[beta].sub.2] and the strength of the electric monopole transitions X (E0/E2) are calculated.
The yrast spectra, reduced B (E2,[0.sup.+] [right arrow] [2.sup.+]) transition probabilities, quadrupole moments Q([2.sup.+]) and g factors, g([2.sup.+]) are computed.