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On the moments of a magnetic dipole moving in a medium

For several years there has been discussion on the type of electric dipole moment acquired by a magnetic dipole moving in a medium. Now it has been accepted that the relativistic formula for a magnetic dipole moving in a vacuum can also be used for the relation between the magnetic and electric moments in a medium. An additional argument in support of the above statement is that of a closed current loop moving in a vacuum, which is examined in this article. In the limit case, this loop is equivalent to a moving magnetic dipole. A comparison of the obtained results with known data for an electric dipole shows that in the case of a medium there are no reasons to change relativistic transformation formulas.

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PACS: 41.20.Gz
DOI: 10.1070/PU1989v032n05ABEH002721
Citation: Frank I M "On the moments of a magnetic dipole moving in a medium" Sov. Phys. Usp. 32 456–458 (1989)
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Оригинал: Франк И М «О моментах магнитного диполя, движущегося в среде» УФН 158 135–138 (1989); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0158.198905f.0135

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