Zeeman effectZeeman effect
Physics the effect produced upon the structure of the spectral lines of light emitted or absorbed by atoms subjected to a moderately strong magnetic field, resulting in the splitting of each spectrum line into two or three lines (normal Zeeman effect) or into many lines (anomalous Zeeman effect)
Origin of Zeeman effectafter Zeeman
The splitting of single spectral lines of an emission spectrum into three or more polarized components when the radiation source is in a magnetic field.
Origin of Zeeman effectAfter Pieter Zeeman.
(plural Zeeman effects)
After Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist.