larmor frequency

Larmor precession

[lahr-mawr]
noun Physics.
the precession of charged particles, as electrons, placed in a magnetic field, the frequency of the precession (Larmor frequency) being equal to the electronic charge times the strength of the magnetic field divided by 4π times the mass.

Origin:
1925–30; named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942), English mathematician

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Larmor precession (ˈlɑːmɔː)
 
n
precession of the orbit of an electron in an atom that is subjected to a magnetic field
 
[C20: named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857--1942), British physicist]

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