dipole moment


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dipole moment

n.
1. The product of either charge in an electric dipole with the distance separating them.
2. The product of the strength of either pole in a magnetic dipole with the distance separating them.

dipole moment

n
(Chemistry) chem a measure of the polarity in a chemical bond or molecule, equal to the product of one charge and the distance between the charges. Symbol: μ
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dipole moment - the moment of a dipole
moment - a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
electric dipole moment - the dipole moment in an electric dipole
magnetic dipole moment - (physics) a current loop gives rise to a magnetic field characteristic of a magnetic dipole; "An orbiting electron in an atom will have a magnetic dipole moment"
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The cp violation would reflect in a sizeable permanent electric dipole moment (edm) of fundamental particles, Large enough to be detected by realistic future experiments.
Electrons don't spin, it is just shorthand for "maintaining their magnetic dipole moment.
The AOT treatment vessel functions by creating an electrical field across a grid pack to create a dipole moment within particulate matter suspended within the crude oil, such as asphaltenes and paraffins, causing molecular conformation, which reduces fluid viscosity.
When a polarizable blood cell (or particle) is exposed to an electric field, the particle polarizes, giving rise to an induced dipole moment (18).
Fierlinger's team currently is developing an experiment to determine the charge distribution in neutrons--referred to by physicists as the electric dipole moment.
where [gamma] is the angle between the transition dipole moment vector of the absorbing group and the chain axis of the molecule [11,12].
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Here a Hertzian (small) dipole with dipole moment p directed to positive X axis, at altitude xo above the infinite, flat and lossy ground, radiates time-harmonic electromagnetic (EM) waves at angular frequency [omega] = 2[pi]f Here the relative complex permittivity of the ground is [[epsilon]'.
The magnetism arises from the magnetic dipole moment of unpaired electrons in the d- or f-orbitals.