Normal Zeeman effect

Authors

  • Promita Ghosh

Keywords:

Zeeman, effect, magnetic

Abstract

This article is about the splitting of spectral lines emitted by atoms placed in a magnetic field. In 1896 P. Zeeman discovered that
when atoms are placed in a static magnetic field spectral lines emitted from it gets split into more lines. In some cases the spectral line is split into three lines and is known as the normal Zeeman effect that can be explained on the basis of classical physics. In the more general cases, the splittings are complex and most lines show more components— four, six or even more
that cannot be explained classically and is termed as the anomalous Zeeman effect.

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References

Modern atomic and nuclear physicsAB Gupta

Published

2021-07-06

How to Cite

[1]
P. . Ghosh, “Normal Zeeman effect”, TEMSJ, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 57-58, Jul. 2021.

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