nuclear spin(redirected from inherent spin)
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nuclear spin[′nü·klē·ər ′spin]
The total angular momentum of an atomic nucleus, resulting from the coupled spin and orbital angular momenta of its constituent nuclei. Also known as nuclear angular momentum. Symbolized I.
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