1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Charge-to-mass ratio with Zeeman Effect

  1. Dec 12, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm supposed to determine e/m using Zeeman effect.
    B=0.45 T
    Difference between two spectral lines is also known (0.649x10^10 Hz)

    2. Relevant equations
    Normal or anomalous Zeeman effect? How you know it?
    I'm guessing normal, so
    [tex]\Delta E = m_{l} \frac{e \hbar}{2m_{e}}B[/tex]

    [tex]\Delta E = h \Delta f[/tex]


    [tex]\frac{e}{m_{e}} = \frac{h \Delta f2m_{e}}{m_{l} \hbar B} [/tex]

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Well the attempt at solution is the equations I just wrote, are they right so far?

    But the problem is, how I get [itex]m_{l}[/itex]? I think it's [tex]2l+1[/tex], but how I get [itex]l[/itex] from the know data then?
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 13, 2009 #2
    any tip would be much appreciated, I got exam tomorrow and I want to understand this :P
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook