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Hyperfine Transition Levels

  1. Mar 5, 2010 #1
    Hi Anyone,

    This is my first post here and i have a bit of a quandry.

    I'm doing some work related to hyperfine transition levels in Rubidium.
    Ive been looking and asking but no-one can explain to me satisfactorly how hyperfine splits occur.
    Mostly i get answers like " you should find out " , i can take that as meaning no-one yet knows or simply those i ask dont know.

    I have the basics like electron spin and magnetic interactions etc but thats a bit wishy-washy.
    I have to do a presentation on my project and i'm afraid someone who genuinely doesnt know might ask about how it occurs and i wont be able to give a satisfactory answer.

    So any opinions or explainations would be mucho apreciado.

  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 5, 2010 #2
    I find this online: This may be you... :smile:

    http://www.physics.gatech.edu/AdvancedPhysicsLab/Documents/SatSpecManual.pdf [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  4. Mar 6, 2010 #3
    Ive read through the paper and it does help allot.
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