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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1940
  • pp: 523–535

The Zeeman Effect in the Rhodium Arc Spectrum at High Fields

JULIUS P. MOLNAR and WILLIAM J. HITCHCOCK  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 523-535 (1940)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.30.000523


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Abstract

The Zeeman effect for the arc spectrum of rhodium has been photographed with a large Bitter type magnet at field intensities up to 94,000 gauss. Data are given on the Zeeman patterns of 446 lines, from which g values are calculated for nearly all the known low and middle spectral terms of the rhodium atom. For terms arising from the low even configuration, the g values are found to be given by LS coupling formulas, except for the terms having J = 2 ½ or 1 ½, in which case a perturbation between the overlapping d9. and d8.5s configurations destroys the agreement. The g sum rule is found to be valid when the terms from the two configurations are taken together. For the odd configurations the g values lie between those predicted by LS and Jj coupling formulas. The classification of lines by other investigators has been thoroughly checked, and a new term list is given with 14 additional terms. The old term values have been recalculated on the basis of new wave-length data.

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JULIUS P. MOLNAR and WILLIAM J. HITCHCOCK, "The Zeeman Effect in the Rhodium Arc Spectrum at High Fields," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 30, 523-535 (1940)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-30-11-523

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