|2. Zeeman Effect|
|1. Melissinos (2003), 218-228|
|2. Eisberg and Resnick Quantum Physics of Atoms, Molecules, Solids, Nuclei and Particles, Chapter 10|
|1. Nobel Prize|
In this atomic physics experiment you will study the Zeeman effect (1902 Nobel Prize in Physics) by observing the spectra of neon and mercury; you will determine the g-factors and compare with those predicted on the basis of L-S coupling. This experiment allows you to use quantum mechanics to understand the atomic energy levels in multi-electron atoms under a magnetic field. Some of the practical applications include spectral analysis and measurement of magnetic field strength, especially when the latter cannot be measured directly.