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I Is the spin linked to the third quantum number ?

  1. Mar 13, 2017 #1
    Hi everyone,

    As the title says, I was wondering if the third quantum number affects spin since they are both linked by magnetism. If not, will an excited particle have a different spin than a non-excited one ?

    Thanks for your answer and sorry for the possible mistakes, I'm just a young french baguette.
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  3. Mar 13, 2017 #2


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    Can you give more details, or a reference, to what particular scenario you are talking about?
  4. Mar 13, 2017 #3


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    No particular linkage, at least not if you're using the standard n,l,m,s labels for a bound electron, so that the third quantum number is m.
  5. Mar 13, 2017 #4
    Yes I was talking about m, should've been more specific sorry. Thx for your answer.
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