Zeeman effect


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Zee·man ef·fect

the splitting of spectral lines into three or more symmetrically placed lines when the light source is subjected to a magnetic field.

Zeeman effect

[sē′man, tsā′mon]
Etymology: Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist and Nobel Laureate, 1865-1945
a splitting of lines in an emission spectrum into three or more symmetrically placed lines when the radiation source is in a magnetic field.

Zeeman,

Pieter, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate, 1865-1943.
Zeeman effect - the splitting of spectral lines into three or more symmetrically placed lines when the light source is subjected to a magnetic field.
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