nuclear magnetic moment


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nuclear magnetic moment

[′nü·klē·ər mag′ned·ik ′mō·mənt]
(nuclear physics)
The magnetic dipole moment of an atomic nucleus; a vector whose scalar product with the magnetic flux density gives the negative of the energy of interaction of a nucleus with a magnetic field.
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Every proton, by virtue of charge and spin, exhibits a small nuclear magnetic moment ([mu]) and begins to precess at a frequency referred to as the Larmor frequency ([omega]).
The sample is then subjected to electromagnetic radiation, usually in the radio frequency portion of the spectrum, at the frequency at which the nuclear magnetic moments undergo transitions from being aligned with the field to against the field.

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