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Zero quadrupole moment

  1. Oct 22, 2008 #1
    While studying nuclear forces one question was raised that why electric quadrupole moment is zero while the potential is considerd central and spherically symmetric.
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  3. Oct 22, 2008 #2

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  8. Oct 22, 2008 #7

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    If the potential is central, it must be spherically symmetric.
    The wave function (but not the ground state) can have orbital angular momentum L=2, in which case there can be a quadrupole moment.
     
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