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Non Zeeman spectrum broadening in magnetic field

  1. Jan 17, 2009 #1
    Is there any other effect than the Zeeman effect that can broaden a spectral line in a magnetic field?

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  3. Jan 17, 2009 #2
    I thought the Zeeman effect only shifts and splits but didn't broaden.
  4. Jan 17, 2009 #3
    I guess you could say it is broadening before you can see the split...
  5. Jan 17, 2009 #4


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    The Stark effect is a splitting of the spectral lines that takes place in an electric field.
  6. Jan 25, 2009 #5
    Sure; Doppler broadening due to random atomic motions in the sample can interfere with Zeeman measurments in many cases.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
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