dipole moment

noun

Definition of dipole moment

: the moment produced by a magnetic or electric dipole especially : the product of the distance between the two poles and the magnitude of either pole

Examples of dipole moment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of them also influence the electron's dipole moment. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Physicists report electron is round—what does that mean?," 7 Nov. 2018 That leads to an obvious question: what is an electric dipole moment? Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Physicists report electron is round—what does that mean?," 7 Nov. 2018 Searching for the dipole moment of an electron is, basically, looking for this difference in sensitivities. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Physicists report electron is round—what does that mean?," 7 Nov. 2018 The electron's egg shape, if real, would be quantified by what is known as the electric dipole moment (EDM). Edwin Cartlidge, Science | AAAS, "New test of electron’s roundness could help explain universe’s matter/antimatter imbalance," 26 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of dipole moment

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Dipole moment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dipole%20moment. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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