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I have a query about the "gfactors" which are related to the magnetic
moments of an electron. In a Wiki article at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land%C3%A9_gfactor it is clear that these gfactors are a function of both orbital and spin angular momentum, and so, if an electron has a given nonzero orbital angular momentum, its gfactor will be different than when it has only its intrinsic spin and its orbital number L=0. My question is this: When an electron is placed in an external potential V, whether of a proton, or applied in a lab, or whatnot, or when the electron's energy quantum number n=1,2,3,4... is changed, *is there any change in the gfactor as well*? In different terms, does the energy, from whatever source, affect the gfactor, just as the orbital angular momentum affects the gfactor? Or, is the gfactor energyindependent? Any references on this topic would be appreciated as well. Thanks, Jay. ____________________________ Jay R. Yablon Email: jyablon@nycap.rr.com comoderator: sci.physics.foundations Weblog: http://jayryablon.wordpress.com/ Web Site: http://home.nycap.rr.com/jry/FermionMass.htm 


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