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magnetic moment

n.
The product of the pole strength of a magnet and the distance between the poles.

magnetic moment

n
(General Physics) short for magnetic dipole moment, electromagnetic moment

magnet′ic mo′ment


n.
the product of the strength of either magnetic pole of a dipole and the distance between the poles.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.magnetic moment - the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic fieldmagnetic moment - the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field
torque, torsion - a twisting force
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Among other things, the method allows the orientation of atomic magnetic moments to be determined with great accuracy.
At b = 80 mm, this leads to relatively small magnetic moments [M.sub.z] = 0.5 / 2.8 A x [m.sup.2] (Fig.
The toroidal moment can understood as the momentum generated by a distribution of magnetic moments. The simplest case is the toroidal moment generated by an electric current in a toroidal solenoid.
In an extremely sparse and cold quantum gas, the physicists have created knots made of the magnetic moments, or spins, of the constituent atoms.
One of the most intriguing topics of modern solid-state physics is noncollinear disordered [1] and ordered [2-4] structures of magnetic moments. In addition to the need to understand the cause of their existence [2], they are closely related to superconductivity [2-4] and are important for spintronic applications [5].
To maximise the significance of our WIMP-nucleus and neutrino-floor calculations, the reliability of the obtained nuclear wave functions is tested by comparing the extracted energy level spectrum and magnetic moments with available experimental data.
We attribute the origin of such unusual magnetic behavior in the current study to the presence of film layers with different magnetic moments leading to net antiferromagnetic behavior.
This small magnetic moment generated within the hematite structure has an estimated value of 0.0115[micro]B (Robinson, Harrison, McEnroe & Hargraves, 2004) which is small compared to the magnetite 4[micro]B (Thapa, Palkar, Kurup & Malik, 2004), both given as magnetic moments per unit formula (Mpfu).
Their measurements revealed that magnetic moments of protons and antiprotons are identical, apart from their opposite signs, within the experimental uncertainty of 0.8 parts per million.
In the formula, [[mu].sub.j] is the atomic magnetic moment, V is the solid volume, and [summation][[mu].sub.j] is the sum of all the atomic magnetic moments in solid.
The ferromagnetism can be considered a special case of paramagnetism in which the magnetic moments of individual atoms align, and all point in the same direction.
Usually, we can describe the target with six parameters, three describing the position and three describing the magnetic moments of the target.