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    If we take a look at the V tensor, we can see it is diagonal which means it is a principal axis system, furthermore, the xx component and the yy component are equal. Which implies there is axial symmetry in the system.

    The electric field gradient is determined by the electronic charge distribution. Since there are only two electrons present in our toy model somewhere on the z axis, nothing would change in our system if we were to rotate the electrons around the z-axis.

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