quadrupole moment


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quadrupole moment

[′kwä·drə‚pōl ‚mō·mənt]
(electromagnetism)
A quantity characterizing a distribution of charge or magnetization; it is given by integrating the product of the charge density or divergence of magnetization density, the second power of the distance from the origin, and a spherical harmonic Y*2 m over the charge or magnetization distribution.
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2] and then calculated the transition quadrupole moment Q which is related to the ratio X of the major to minor axis.
The quadrupole moment [theta]([gamma], J) of an atomic level \[gamma]J[greater than] is defined by the diagonal matrix element in the state with maximum [M.
27) and (30) is due to the fact that the quadrupole moment is due to a single hole in the otherwise filled 5d shell rather than to a single electron.
The calculated [equations 12, 13] electric quadrupole moment [Q.
2] -- -- Table 4: Table 4: The calculated electric quadrupole moment [Q.
The observation of a large quadrupole moments to [sup.