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Clara

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I realise, after reading some other answers that I read ‘neutron’ as ‘nucleus’ for some reason.

Let me try to correct then my last answer:

So we have the 2 formulae:

vec{mû}_S = (mu/S hbar) vec{\Hat{S}}

vec{mû}_S = (g e/2m) vec{\Hat{S}}

For an eletron, the last formula is:

vec{mû}_S = (g u_B/ hbar) vec{\Hat{S}}

A neutron is around 1836 times heavier than an electron, and thus for the neutron:

vec{mû}_S = (g u_B/1836 hbar) vec{\Hat{S}}

Equating the 2 formulae we have:

mu/S hbar =g mu_B/1836 hbar <=> mu = g mu_B S /1836

We are give that g = -3.826, and have S=1/2. So we have:

mu = -0.00104 mu_B