High-field level crossing in atomic hydrogen

Kara M. Lynch, Kieran Flanagan, H. Henry Stroke

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    In hydrogen, an external magnetic field, which we calculate to be ?16.65?T, cancels the internal field caused by the electron motion in the magnetic sublevels with mJ=+1/2. This results in an energy-level degeneracy between states with nuclear magnetic sublevels mI of opposite signs. The evaluation of this field has been calculated previously with the use of the low-field quantum numbers F,?mF. We show that this calculation is considerably simpler in the high-field mJ,?mI representation. A comparison is given with the earlier work.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number1.4901810
    JournalAmerican Journal of Physics
    Volume83
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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    quantum numbers
    energy levels
    evaluation
    hydrogen
    magnetic fields
    electrons

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    Lynch, K. M., Flanagan, K., & Stroke, H. H. (2015). High-field level crossing in atomic hydrogen. American Journal of Physics, 83(4), [1.4901810]. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4901810

    High-field level crossing in atomic hydrogen. / Lynch, Kara M.; Flanagan, Kieran; Stroke, H. Henry.

    In: American Journal of Physics, Vol. 83, No. 4, 1.4901810, 01.04.2015.

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    Lynch, KM, Flanagan, K & Stroke, HH 2015, 'High-field level crossing in atomic hydrogen', American Journal of Physics, vol. 83, no. 4, 1.4901810. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.4901810
    Lynch, Kara M. ; Flanagan, Kieran ; Stroke, H. Henry. / High-field level crossing in atomic hydrogen. In: American Journal of Physics. 2015 ; Vol. 83, No. 4.
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