Zeeman effect


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Zeeman effect

n.
The splitting of single spectral lines of an emission spectrum into three or more polarized components when the radiation source is in a magnetic field.

[After Pieter Zeeman.]

Zeeman effect

(ˈziːmən)
n
(General Physics) the splitting of a spectral line of a substance into several closely spaced lines when the substance is placed in a magnetic field
[C20: named after Pieter Zeeman (1865–1943), Dutch physicist]
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