# Zeeman effect

1. Oct 16, 2009

### jaejoon89

For a field of 15 T, I calculated the magnitude of the splitting, which was 1.391E-22 J (this is delta E), i.e.

delta E = |e| / 2m hbar B_z (m2 - m1)
where m2 and m1 are the m_l levels.

In order to determine the spacings for the visible lines on the absorption spectra, will that just be relating the delta E value to lambda in the usual way?

It seems a little strange here because the spacings would then be 1.4 mm (seems high).

Anway.. I'd appreciate some insight.

2. Oct 17, 2009

### Redbelly98

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