Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

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

  1. Dec 21, 2011 #1
    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.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 21, 2011 #2

    marcusl

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    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.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Why does the magnetic moment of a nucleon line up with a uniform magnetic field?
Loading...