Definition of magnetic moment in English:

magnetic moment

Syllabification: mag·net·ic mo·ment

noun

Physics
  • The property of a magnet that interacts with an applied field to give a mechanical moment.
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    • The holmium atoms in this salt all behave like tiny magnets and, in the absence of a magnetic field, their magnetic moments point in random directions.
    • At very low temperature this metal develops magnetic order, whereby the magnetic moments of its electrons align with one other.
    • Recent experiments support the idea that crystal defects may be responsible for the quantum tunnelling of magnetic moments in molecular magnets at low temperatures.

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