Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Selection rules for Hydrogen

  1. Oct 16, 2015 #1
    Good afternoon,

    Does the selection rules have a condition on [itex]\Delta n[/itex] ? I have not found a website or a book that show transitions between [itex]2S_{1/2}[/itex] and [itex]2P_{3/2}[/itex], that's why I was wondering if [itex]\Delta n = 0[/itex], with respect to the other selection rules, are allowed transitions.

    Thank you for your answers.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 16, 2015 #2

    blue_leaf77

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    ##\Delta n = 0## is not a restriction for a transition to occur, in fact when one takes spin-orbit effect into account the levels of constant ##n## split further and transitions among them can happen.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2015 #3
    Thanks !
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Selection rules for Hydrogen
Loading...