Paschen-Back effect

noun

Pa·​schen-Back effect
ˈpäshənˈbäk-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Paschen-Back effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Paschen-Back%20effect. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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