Paschen-Back effect

Pa·​schen-Back effect | \ ˈpäshənˈbäk- \

Definition of Paschen-Back effect

: a limiting stage of the Zeeman effect which occurs as the magnetic field causing it is greatly increased and in which the extremely fine structure pattern after going through more or less complicated anomalous stages again approaches a normal triplet character

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History and Etymology for Paschen-Back effect

after Friedrich Paschen †1947 and Ernst Back, born 1881 German physicists

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“Paschen-Back effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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