gyration tensor


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gyration tensor

[ji′rā·shən ¦ten·sər]
(solid-state physics)
A tensor characteristic of an optically active crystal, whose product with a unit vector in the direction of propagation of a light ray gives the gyration vector.
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These properties include: capacitance, electric polarizability tensor, intrinsic conductivity, volume, gyration tensor, hydrodynamic radius, intrinsic viscosity, friction coefficient, diffusion coefficient, sedimentation coefficient, and related quantities.