magneton

noun
mag·ne·ton | \ˈmag-nə-ˌtän \

Definition of magneton 

: a unit of the quantized magnetic moment of a particle (such as an atom)

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The resulting oscillation of the magneton has two frequencies that are not evenly divisible by either the driving field or each other. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Magnetic helium makes superfluid time crystal," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of magneton

1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for magneton

International Scientific Vocabulary magnet- + -on entry 2

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magneton

noun
mag·ne·ton | \ˈmag-nə-ˌtän \

Medical Definition of magneton 

: a unit of measurement of the magnetic moment of a particle (as an atom or atomic nucleus) that is equal to 0.927×10−20 ergs per oersted for atoms and 0.505×10−23 ergs per oersted for atomic nuclei

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