magneton science definition
A unit of the magnetic dipole moment of a molecular, atomic, or subatomic particle.
♦ The Bohr magneton
is defined as the magnetic dipole moment of the electron due to its inherent spin angular momentum, and is equal to 9.2741 × 10-24
joules per tesla. Also called Landé factor
♦ The nuclear magneton
is defined using the electric charge and rest mass of the proton, and is equal to 5.0508 × 10-27
joules per tesla.
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