Stark effect

noun
\ ˈstärk- \

Definition of Stark effect

: the broadening or resolution into components of spectrum lines as the result of subjecting the source of light to an intense electric field — compare zeeman effect

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History and Etymology for Stark effect

after Johannes Stark †1957 German physicist

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“Stark effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stark%20effect. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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