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,

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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