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Questions tagged [quantum-spin]

Fundamental characteristic property of particles which together with orbital angular momentum acts as the generator of rotations and which doesn't have a classical equivalent but is sometimes compared to and contrasted with classical intrinsic angular momentum.

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Gilbert original paper (1955) reference

I'm looking for the Gilbert's original paper where he derives the gyromagnetic Landau Lifshitz Gilbert (LLG) equation of motion from a variational principle. Most of the people cite: Gilbert, ...
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Spin vs orbital angular momenta in QFT

I couldn't find past answers that quite match what I wanted, so I will try to ask in slightly different manner. In QM, we have total angular momentum operator $\vec{J}$ (I dropped the hat for ...
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Asymptotic behavior of wave function in scattering of spin 1/2 particles against spin 0 target

I need a little hand here. My professor left me as homework to study the chapter VII of the Ref. . Everything was going well until the section "Particle with spin". In Eq.(7.1), is given the ...
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Position representation of spin states and spin operators

How can we represent a spin states $\lvert S_x:+\rangle, \lvert S_y:+\rangle,\lvert S_z:+\rangle ,\lvert S_x:-\rangle, \lvert S_y:-\rangle$ and $\lvert S_z:-\rangle$ in position representation ...
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Counting spin degeneracies

Let's say that given an ensemble of $N$ spin-1 particles, I want to find the number of degeneracies. For this example, let's just assume that only the spin of the particle gives us degeneracies. For ...
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Why don't all electrons contribute to total orbital angular momentum of an atom?

There are 47 electrons in a Silver atom, but talking about its orbital angular momentum we only take the outermost valence electron which occupies the 5s orbital. Why don't the remaining inner 46 ...
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