as Debye (unit symbol D) one designates the CGS unit of the electrical dipole moment.

In the SI system the electrical dipole moment possesses the unit coulomb of x meters. Since one would have to deal on use of this basic unit however with very small numbers, Peter Debye became, the unit 1 Debye = 3,33564 honours of the researcher of the dipole features,·10,-30 cm defines. The unit was derived from cgs - the system of units.


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