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Magnetic Dipole less than that of the Bohr Magneton

  1. Apr 28, 2015 #1
    Hey there,

    The basic unit for magnetic dipoles is the bohr magneton
    μB = e ħ / 2 me

    Is it possible to have a magnetic dipole moment of a fraction of a bohr magneton, say, 0.5 μB

    Is it possible because the mp of a proton is greater than that of an electron, so following the same formula, its dipole moment will be smaller?

    Thank you for the help.
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  3. Apr 28, 2015 #2


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    The magnetic dipole moment of heavier particles is much smaller, right.
    The bohr magneton is the basic unit for electrons only.
  4. Apr 30, 2015 #3
    Thought so. Thank you very much for clarifying.
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