atomic magnetic moment

atomic magnetic moment

[ə′täm·ik ‚mag¦ned·ik ′mō·mənt]
(atomic physics)
A magnetic moment, permanent or temporary, associated with an atom, measured in magnetons.
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Such measurements have been used to determine the spatial arrangement and directions of the atomic magnetic moments, the atomic magnetization density of the individual atoms in the material, and the value of the ordered moments as a function of thermodynamic parameters such as temperature, pressure, and applied magnetic field.
The traditional role of magnetic neutron scattering is the measurement of magnetic Bragg intensities in the magnetically ordered regime, which can be used to determine the spin configuration and directions of the atomic magnetic moments as a function of temperature, pressure, and applied magnetic field, on single crystals samples, powders, thin films and artificially grown multilayers (1).