Bohr magneton


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Bohr mag·ne·ton (μB),

(bōr),
a constant in the equation relating the difference in energies between parallel and antiparallel spin alignments of electrons in a magnetic field; the net magnetic moment of one unpaired electron; used in electron spin resonance spectrometry for detection and estimation of free radicals; the smallest unit of magnetic moment (approximately 9.274 × 10-24 J T-1).
Synonym(s): electron magneton
[Niels H. D. Bohr]

Bohr,

Niels H.D., Danish physicist and Nobel laureate, 1885-1962.
Bohr atom - a concept or model of the atom in which the negatively charged electrons move in circular or elliptical orbits around the positively charged nucleus, energy being emitted or absorbed when electrons change from one orbit to another.
Bohr magneton - the net magnetic moment of one unpaired electron; used in electron spin resonance spectrometry for detection and estimation of free radicals. Synonym(s): electron magneton
Bohr theory - that spectrum lines are produced by the quantized emission of radiant energy when electrons drop from an orbit of a higher to one of a lower energy level, or by absorption of radiation when an electron rises from a lower to a higher energy level.