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    Johanna Waltenspiel
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    For a geometry with alpha > 0, the minimal energy orientation of the dumb bell is parallel to the z-axis (this was stated in the video).

    With this, we can then conclude that for alpha < 0, the minimal energy orientation will be for a dumb-bell in the xy-plane (theta = 90deg).

    For the case of alpha = 0, the position of the dumb-bell has no impact on the energy of the system (since the quadrupole contribution that depends on the orientation will be 0).

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