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spin-orbit coupling

The interaction of the electron spin magnetic moment with the magnetic moment due to the orbital motion of the electron. One consequence of spin-orbit coupling is the mixing of zero-order states of different multiplicity. This effect may result in fine structure called spin-orbit splitting.
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PAC, 1996, 68, 2223 (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1996)) on page 2277
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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