The magnetic moment of a magnet is a quantity that determines the force that the magnet can exert on electric currents and the torque that a magnetic field will exert on it. A loop of electric current, a bar magnet, an electron, a molecule, and a planet all have magnetic moments.

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Moving of spin up and spin down electrons in a magnetic field

Suppose we have an electron in a conducting space, and now we apply a magnetic field. Now according to the right hand rule, the electron will have a circular motion in the plane perpendicular to the ...
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Solving a step in the derivation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron

In the book An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by Peskin and Schroeder there is a derivation of the anomalous magnetic moment of the electron. The Feynman diagram to be solved is this one: and ...
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Why soft iron 'plates' are used to hold the bar magnet pairs that are available in shops? [on hold]

I know that retentivity and coercive force for hysteresis are smaller for soft iron, than steel. But still, only soft irons are found to be stuck together with the pair of bar magnets when unboxed. ...
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Relationship Between Magnetic Dipole Moment and Spin Angular Momentum

I am reading Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 1st edition by David J. Griffiths and I have a couple questions about this section on page 160. A spinning charged particle constitutes a magnetic ...
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Is there an easy way to see that $\phi =\frac{\mu_0}{4\pi} \frac{\vec m \cdot \vec r}{r^3}$?

The scalar potential of an electric dipole is given by: $$\phi =\frac{1}{4\pi\epsilon_0} \frac{\vec p \cdot \vec r}{r^3}$$ The derivation of this is quick, however, is there an easy way to see that ...
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What is the physical significance of Curie-Weiss temperature?

From the Curie-Weiss law, the CW temperature is negative for antiferromagnet (afm). what is the significance of the negative value of CW temperature of a afm?
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Larmor precession and relaxation

I'm trying to wrap my head around Larmor precession and NMR pulses, but there's something that seems totally confusing and contradictory to me, and I haven't been able to find a definitive answer yet. ...
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Thermal equilibrium - magnetization [closed]

The electronic ground state of neutral sodium atoms in a magnetic field splits into two no longer degenerate energy states. In the thermal equilibrium the occupation probability of the states is the ...
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If $T_{kl}=\epsilon_{kil}m_i$, how to show $m_i=0.5\epsilon_{ilk}T_{lk}$? [closed]

In a book I am reading (about magnetic dipole), it is given that $T_{kl}=\epsilon_{kil}m_i$. Then, it says since $T_{kl}=-T_{lk}$, it can be shown that $m_i=0.5\epsilon_{ilk}T_{lk}$. I understand that ...
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Microscopic interpretation of magnetization in a 2D electron gas

I'm studying the de Haas-Van Alphen (dHvA) effect in a 2D free electron gas, and I have a problem to interpret the microscopical meaning of the flip of magnetization during the dHvA oscillation. My ...
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Magnetic moment of superconductors

How would a superconductor's magnetic moment be affected when it is placed in an increasing magnetic field? I know that as the magnetic field gets stronger, fluxons begin to penetrate into the ...
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Explanation of absorption from Bloch Equation

Suppose in a magnetic resonance experiment the microwave/rf field is applied in x-direction.How to say that the component of magnetization which is out of phase with the microwave magnetic field leads ...
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Why is a particles magnetic moment proportional to its spin?

the magnetic moment of a particles is given by, m=kS, where k is a constant the gyromagnetic ratio but where does this equation come from, is it just from experiments?
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Can orbital angular momentum of an electron be changed?

In a lab at my university they are working on a project that deals with changing the "net magnetization" of a material by "flipping" the spins on some electrons. Is orbital angular momentum not ...
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Net magnetic field & magnetization on a ferromagnetic material

A ferromagnetic materiel is saturated by an exterior magnetic field like so: Where $B_1$ is a uniform magnetic field. Then after some time $t$ another magnetic field $B_2$ is introduced as well, ...
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How is antiferromagnetism weakly attractive?

If all the electrons are aligned antiparallel to each other, shouldn't the magnetic susceptibility be 0? How can there be an attractive (albeit very weak) force?
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Current loop and direction ambiguity of the magnetic moment

Consider a circular loop in the XY-plane which carries a current $I$. Then it behaves as a magnetic dipole with moment $\textbf{m}=I\int d\textbf{S}$ where $\int d\textbf{S}$ is the area of the loop ...
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Interaction between magnetic moments and magnetic field

Consider a particle with a magnetic moment $\vec{m}$. For simplicity, suppose that this particle is a circle in the plane $xy$ which can rotate around its center of mass along the $z$ axis. If this ...
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How can an oscillating spin current in a nanostructure be observed or measured?

Through calculation it's predicted there's pure spin current oscillating in a nanostructure. Here by "pure" I mean the charge current is zero. One can imagine two electrons of opposite spin are moving ...
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When do we have a coherent magnetization rotation? (single-domain particles)

So I am studying micromagnetics + spintronics and I am little bit confused with certain concepts regarding the physics of magnetic domains (especially single domain particles): What I already knew: ...
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Magnetization of the source due to a stronger induced magnetic field?

Considering this classical diagram: From the top view, we can see a current carrying wire( flow of current is into the page) while an exterior magnetic field($B$) is applied perpendicular to it, ...
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How to Calculate the force between two different cylindrical magnets?

What happens to the formula when the two magnets aren't identical in height? One is a tiny neodymium magnet and the other is a longer electromagnet. Both are the same width but not height. Thank you
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deflection of compass and rest position through Magnetic induction

I found a problem with a compass and a magnet, as diagrammed below. The needle of the compass was oscillating, but when a soft iron bar was placed in the "X" then the needle came to rest. Why did ...
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Susceptibility from change in Magnetization and field (given dipoles)

This is a simple question but I'm not sure of the answer. I have a two particle system where each particle has a magnetic dipole. The dipole is given as a vector: State 1: $~~~~\vec{m}_{\,1} = 0.5 ~\...
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Adding magnetic dipoles and finding the field [closed]

If I have three magnetic dipoles and I want to model the field they produce together, how would I calculate that so I can model it in Mathematica? Assume the poles are permanent magnetic dipoles ...
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Magnetic field current loop [duplicate]

Why does a loop of irregular shape carrying current located in a magnetic field change to a circular shape? Will this always happen assuming the wire to be flexible? Even when the force is inwards? ...
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Are there experimental arguments against elementary particles to have wobbling magnetic moment

Elementary particles having angular momentum and magnetic moment are observed or assummed as these are either always parallel or antiparallel. This condition could be satisfied even the instantaneous ...
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Understanding magnetic dipole [closed]

There is a sphere of radius $R$ which is charged uniformly by charge density $\rho$. It is rotating by $\omega \hat{z}$ about $z$ axis. Find the magnetic dipole. I solve it in this way. Think of ...
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Why is the magnetic moment of a proton weaker than the electron?

I know that the nucleus of an atom does not contribute to the magnetization of an atom or material, and that the magnetic moments of protons are much weaker than electrons. Why is the magnetic moment ...
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Loop on flat table, magnetic vs gravitational torque

My question is on the second problem from here, number 26.57, about the torque on a loop with current through it lying on a table. http://icecube.wisc.edu/~shiu/PHY248_S07/Exams/...
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How to measure the magnetic moment of a bar of magnet?

I'm working on something and I need to calculate the force which is exerted on a magnet when it's put in a magnetic field I know the magnitude of magnetic field. So, the only thing I need is to ...
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Whats is the relationship between energy of an atom and its magnetic moment?

I'm working on a problem that says that If $\varepsilon_{\pm}=\mp (\mu \mu_0 H + k \theta \frac{M}{\mu N} )$ is the energy of the atom of a specimen that can orient itself either parallel or ...
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Domain Structure and Ferromagnetism and Reversal of Polarity

According to the domain theory, Ferromagnetic substance when kept in the external strong magnetic field, it undergoes magnetisation by Rotation and becomes a permanent magnet thereby even after ...
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Ferromagnets - Permanent?

When researching about the Curie-Temperature and magnets in general, something got me confused. What is the difference between a ferromagnet and a permanent magnet? In a ferromagnet the spins are ...
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Does the electromagnetic force “split” at lower than normal energies?

Since we have working models for forces "combining" or being describable via a single framework at higher energies (such as the "electroweak" force and the aim of GUTs), does electromagnetism split ...
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The magnetic moments of Hadrons

So I am very confused about how to find the magnetic moment of a arbitrary hadron. I have found out that the magnetic moment of a quark is given by: $\mu_q = \frac{e_qM_p}{m_q}\mu_N$ Where: $e_q, ...
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Larmor Frequency for Spin Transition

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/magnetic/larmor.html Consider the process of Larmor precession of the magnetic moment associated with the spin angular momentum of an electron inside a ...
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Conservation of Angular Momentum in Einstein - de Haas effect

I am not really sure why the law of conservation of angular momentum should hold true in the Einstein - de Haas effect. Consider the following excerpt about the phenomenon (taken from Magnetism in ...
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Direction of torque due to magnetic moment

I have a problem with determining the direction of torque due to magnetic moment on a current loop. Since the torque is defined as $$ \tau = p_m \times B $$ so I guess the direction of the torque ...
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How do magnets break rotational symmetry?

I have heard that magnets break rotational symmetry, but I do not understand why? In context, I believe they are talking about the local magnetization vector in the material when they say a magnet ...
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In quantum descriptions of atoms why are observables (which we derive from the wave function) attributed to electrons?

For example the orbital angular momentum, for the hydrogen atom. Is this the total angular momentum of the atom(electron and proton) or just the electron? I am asking because, I am learning about how ...
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Earth Maybe a Compass or Not [closed]

Does the Earth magnetic pole point to something in our solar system or farther? Like the Sun.
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Permanent Magnet Lines & Currents:

A permanent magnet produces lines of magnet flux that we call a "magnetic field". Those lines come from inside the magnet, come out of the N pole, loop outside the magnet, & return back into the ...
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For the transition metals, how does counting the number of up-spins and down-spins still give you a non-integer magnetic moment?

The transition metals like Fe, Co and Ni have magnetic moments of 2.2, 1.7 and 0.6 Bohr magnetons, respectively. The band theory says that you get this when you calculate the density-of-states of the ...
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Is the saturation magnetization of a thin film different if you apply the field at different directions?

I'm getting different values of the saturation magnetization when I measure them in-plane versus out of plane. The saturation magnetization for the out of plane measurement is greater than in the in ...
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If I know how many atoms I have in a film, can I know the total magnetic moment?

Say I have a Co film and I know its volume so I know the total number of atoms in it. Using this plus the knowledge that each atom has a magnetic moment of 1.7 Bohr magnetons, would the total magnetic ...
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The Einstein–de Haas effect on a ferromagnetic coil which generates the external magnetic field

The Einstein–de Haas effect, if I understand it correctly, demonstrates a deep relationship between the intrinsic angular momentum (spin) and the magnetic moment of a particle; For this reason when a ...
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Applying downward force on someone without adding to their weight

I am creating a scenario for a superhero comic, and need help with an idea. I'd like the solution to be based in scientific theory, or at least scientific fantasy, as opposed to resorting to simply ...
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Dipoles in an external rotating field?

Consider a bunch of magnetic dipoles in $x-y$ plane in an external magnetic field $B(t)=B_0 \hat{z}+B_1(\cos\omega t~\hat{x}+\sin\omega t~\hat{y})$. The dipoles are rotating around $z$ axis and of ...
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Magnetic moment of a ferrimagnet of some geometry

How can I find the magnetic moment of a ferrimagnet of given geometry, particularly in terms of its remanent magnetization? That is, say you have a cylindrical magnet of known radius and height, ...