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Any unit of measurement of the magnetic moment of a molecular, atomic, or subatomic particle, especially the Bohr magneton or nuclear magneton.
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(ˈmæɡnɪˌtɒn; mæɡˈniːtɒn)
1. (Units) Also called: Bohr magneton a unit of magnetic moment equal to eh/4πm where e and m are the charge and mass of an electron and h is the Planck constant. It has the value 9.274 096 × 10–24 joule per tesla. Symbol: β or mB
2. (Units) Also called: nuclear magneton a similar unit equal to βm/M where M is the mass of the proton
[C20: from magnet + (electr)on]
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(ˈmæg nɪˌtɒn)

a unit of magnetic moment, used in measuring the magnetic moment of atomic and subatomic particles.
[< French magnéton (1911) = magnét(ique) magnetic + -on -on1]
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Noun1.magneton - a unit of magnetic moment of a molecular or atomic or subatomic particle
magnetomotive force unit - a unit of measurement of magnetomotive force
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When traveling through the field, the spin-up electrons get the additional energy [micro]H, where p stands for the Bohr magneton, whereas the spin-down ones release the same energy.
The electron behaves not only as the unit of electric charge but also as the unit of magnetic charge or magneton. Several important physicists, including Webster, Gilbert, Grondahl and Page, conducted studies that supported Parson's Ring Electron Model.
where N, T, [k.sub.B], [[mu].sub.B] g, N, [z.sub.1], [z.sub.2] are the number of spins, temperature, Boltzmann constant, Bohr magneton, spin factor, total number of spins, and coordination numbers, respectively [9,13].
where N is the number of paramagnetic centers per gram of the sample, [g.sub.s] is the electron spin factor (the Lande factor), [[mu].sub.B] is the Bohr magneton, [k.sub.B] is the Boltzmann constant, T is the absolute temperature, [H.sub.z] is the magnetic field directed along the z axis of the reference-fixed frame, and s = 1/2.
Subjects were scanned in a 1.5 T scanner (Siemens, Magneton Vision, Erlangen, Germany) with a commercially available TX/RX head coil.
H = the magnetic field; [upsilon] = the microwave frequency; h = the Planck constant and [beta] = the electron Bohr magneton.
[[beta].sub.1] - non-dimensional slip coefficient; [epsilon] - porosity; [phi] - volume fraction of nanoparticles; [gamma] - Sommerfeld constant, [Jkg.sup.-1][K.sup.2]; [mu] - dynamic viscosity, Kg [s.sup.-1][m.sup.-1]; [[micro].sub.B] - Bohr magneton (9.27 x [10.sup.-24]), J [T.sup.-1]; [rho] - density, kg [m.sup.-3]; [tau] - time period, s;
Images were acquired on a Siemens Magneton Verio 3 T MRI clinical scanner (Siemens Healthcare GmbH, Erlangen, Germany).
where [g.sub.e] [approximately equal to] 2 is the loosely trapped electron g- factor (this is quite different from the DMS where instead of [g.sub.e] in (1) there is [g.sup.*], the negative g-factor of the band electron) and [g.sub.Mn] [approximately equal to] 2 is the [Mn.sup.2+] g-factor, [alpha] is the exchange integral, positive for ferromagnetic interaction between the electron and [Mn.sup.2+] ion, is the Bohr magneton, and [chi] is the static magnetic susceptibility.