Zeeman (Effect)

Zeeman (Effect)

It is the split into two or three components of certain spectral lines by the action of a magnetic field. The separation of the components is proportional to the magnetic field, which facilitates their measurement.

This effect was discovered by the Dutch physicist Pieter Zeeman, awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1902, who dedicated his work to investigating the influences of radiation magnetism.

◄ PreviousNext ►
Astronomy Glossary: ​​ZZenit (Zenith)