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Why does the magnetic moment of a nucleon line up with a uniform magnetic field?

by enfield
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enfield
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Dec21-11, 06:29 PM
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I thought the external magnetic field had to vary within an object in order for that object's magnetic moment to line up with the field.
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marcusl
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Dec21-11, 10:40 PM
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Classically, a magnetic moment experiences a torque when in an external magnetic field that forces it to line up with the field. This applies to nuclear moments as well.


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