Stark effect

noun \ˈstärk-\

Definition of Stark effect

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of stark effect

after Johannes Stark †1957 German physicist

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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