Lichtenberg, Don B. Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
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- Bohr magneton
- Muon magnetic moment
- Nuclear magneton
- Origin of anomalous moments
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A unit of magnetic moment used to describe atomic, molecular, or nuclear magnets. More precisely, one unit, the Bohr magneton, is used at the atomic and molecular levels, and another unit, the nuclear magneton, is used at the nuclear level. Still another unit (which might be called the muon magneton, but is usually not named) is used to describe the magnetic moment of the muon.
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