Wu experiment

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Why in Madam Wu experiment more electrons are not in direction of magnetic field? See Fig. Why there is not four electrons in the direction of magnetic field and two in oposite direction?
 

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Which figure do you mean? And where does the image come from?

They might have gotten the spin wrong in the second picture. Not sure what that is supposed to be.
 
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I attached the Fig. Yes but if there is more electrons in the direction of field it will be also parity violation. My question is why there is more electrons in the oposite direction?
 
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I attached the Fig.
Well, the image has 4 figures in it.
Yes but if there is more electrons in the direction of field it will be also parity violation.
More spins point in the direction of the magnetic field, so in terms of statistics, both things are the same. For individual atoms, only the spin matters.
 
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See Fig a)
 

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