electric dipole moment


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electric dipole moment

[i¦lek·trik ′dī‚pōl ‚mō·mənt]
(electricity)
A quantity characteristic of a charge distribution, equal to the vector sum over the electric charges of the product of the charge and the position vector of the charge.
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Furthermore, these studies produced a large amount of precise data on interatomic distances and angles, electric dipole moments, and nuclear quadrupole coupling constants.
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In order for this to happen, the electron (and other fundamental particles) must have an internal structure, something an electric dipole moment can reveal.
To envision an electron electric dipole moment, imagine that the electron has "a cloud of stuff following it, like the Pig-Pen character in the old Charlie Brown cartoons," says DeMille.
The standard model predicts that the electron's electric dipole moment is less than [10.
3]He atom is assumed to have a negligible electric dipole moment.
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A new precision measurement of the neutron electric dipole moment (EDM), PSI Proposal R-00-05.