How large is the "natural" magnetic moment?AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
AbstractThe “natural” magnetic moment of a particle of spin S is generally assumed to be that given by the Belinfante conjecture and has the gyromagnetic ratio g=1∕S. Thus, for the spin 1∕2 electron we find the Dirac value ge=2. However, in the standard model the charged W-boson, a spin-one particle, is found to have gW+=2. We discuss this result and argue that the natural value for any particle of spin S should be g=2, independent of spin.
Citation InformationBR Holstein. "How large is the "natural" magnetic moment?" AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS Vol. 74 Iss. 12 (2006)
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