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spin state

[′spin ‚stāt]
(quantum mechanics)
Condition of a particle in which its total spin, and the component of its spin along some specified axis, have definite values; more precisely, the particle's wave function is an eigenfunction of the operators corresponding to these quantities.
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Flipping the spin state costs very little energy and so is a more efficient means of transporting information than electron conduction, said Rule.
Theoretically, the release of gas and dust from a comet should wipe out the ice, change its spin state, and silence all the activity, but observations taken over long time spans, clearly suggested a different case of prolonged activity.
From these results we can understand that, in pure limit, anomalous Hall conductivity in a single spin state (spin-up or spin-down) and in single valley ([+ or -]) is quantized (depends only on fundamental unit of conductivity).
In the calculation of [H.sup.2.sub.0], we take the sum of the contribution from these two spin states, unless we discuss a certain spin state as the final state.
For an arbitrary total angular momentum j, and singlet case of the total spin state, (2) leads to one equation:
Cibert, "Probing the spin state of a single magnetic ion in an individual quantum dot," Physical Review Letters, vol.
Silaghi- Dumitrescu, Spin state preference and bond formation/cleavage barriers in ferrous-dioxygen heme adducts: remarkable dependence on methodology, RSC Adv., 3, 26194 (2013).
Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, part of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, have claimed that they sent quantum data concerning the spin state of an electron to another electron about 10 feet away, CNET reported.
The oxygenated erythrocytes have diamagnetic properties because of the S = 0 spin state of the oxyhaemoglobin.
The longest paper in this collection shows how the intermediate spin state in iron(III) porphyrin complexes can be increased in six coordinate mixed systems and in the cytochrome c' model where only one imidazole molecule coordinates to the iron(III) ion.