Buckingham (unit)

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Physical unit
Unit name Buckingham (unit)
Unit symbol
Physical quantity (s) electric quadrupole moment
system Electrostatic CGS unit system , Gaussian CGS unit system
Named after David Buckingham

The Buckingham ( unit symbol : B ), named after the Australian chemist David Buckingham , is a 1963 by Peter Debye introduced CGS - unit of the electric quadrupole moment . A Buckingham corresponds to the quadrupole moment of two opposite dipole moments of 1 Debye each  , which are 1  Angstrom apart: