# Question about the magnetic dipole moment of the electron

by georgenewman
Tags: dipole, electron, magnetic, moment
 P: 688 I suppose you are talking about the intrinsic magnetic momentum of the electron. I'll talk about spin instead of magnetic moment since they are proportional anyway. In QM, the spin of the electron will oscillate with some phase, like the following: $$a e^{i\mu_B B/\hbar }\left| \uparrow\right>+ b e^{-i\mu_B B/\hbar}\left| \downarrow\right>$$ I think (not too sure) the electron will go through photoemission and end up in the ground state.