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Homework Help: Zeeman Effect - Strong Field

  1. Jun 13, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Have to find the applied magnetic field for strong zeeman effect for sodium.

    Given three resonance line components
    580nm 585nm and 590 nm

    2. Relevant equations

    Ezeeman=B*Bohr Magneton*ml
    ml= 0,1 or -1

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Change energy = hf = hc/wavelength
    Can't get sensible magnetic field answer

    change wavelength: 10nm so change in energy: 1.988x10-17

    Bohr Magneton: 9.27 x 10 ^-24 J/T

    B= very high answer 2.6 MT and should be low anywhere from 0 - 60 T

    Something is wrong here but not sure how to do it.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2012
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  3. Jun 13, 2012 #2


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    You didn't calculate the energy difference correctly.
  4. Jun 13, 2012 #3
    question is done now
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2012
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