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Homework Help: Nuclear volume shift

  1. Mar 15, 2006 #1
    In two successive questions I am asked to calculate the first order perturbation shift corresponding to
    1) isotope shift for the 1s-2p transition for deuterium and hydrogen
    2)nuclear volume shift for deuterium

    I get a larger answer for the isotope shift than the volume shift, and then I am asked to comment, but I'm not sure what the significance of this result is. I think it has something to do with nuclear volume shift being more visible when isotopes are present. thanks very much for your help

    Sachi
     
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