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Stern-Gerlach experiment when magnetic field varies from 0 to B

  1. Jan 22, 2012 #1
    Hello,
    in the Stern-Gerlach Experiment a beam of silver atoms passes through a magnetic field B and is separated in two beams Spin_Up and Spin_Down and a distance can be mesured between Up and Down

    My question is what happen B varies from 0 to Bmax ?
    Is the distance between Up and Down trace proportional to B ? Any formula ?

    Or, is there a minimun value of B that triggers Up or Down ? And then no proportionality...
    Which means a kind of quantification in the interaction between B and the Spin .

    Thanks
     
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  3. Jan 22, 2012 #2
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