magneton definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a unit of the magnitude of the magnetic moment of atoms or other particles
Origin: Fr: see magnet and amp; -on
magneton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A unit of the magnetic moment of a molecular, atomic, or subatomic particle, especially:
a. The Bohr magneton, calculated using the mass and charge of the electron.
b. The nuclear magneton, calculated using the mass of the nucleon.
magneton - Science Definition
A unit of the magnetic dipole moment of a molecular, atomic, or subatomic particle. ♦ The Bohr magneton is defined as the magnetic dipole moment of the electron due to its inherent spin angular momentum, and is equal to 9.2741 × 10-24 joules per tesla. Also called Landé factor. ♦ The nuclear magneton is defined using the electric charge and rest mass of the proton, and is equal to 5.0508 × 10-27 joules per tesla.