Direct demonstration of the transverse Stern-Gerlach effect
UNSPECIFIED. (2003) Direct demonstration of the transverse Stern-Gerlach effect. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS, 71 (11). pp. 1103-1108. ISSN 0002-9505Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1574321
A Stem-Gerlach experiment constructed in the spirit of the original experiment is reported that demonstrates spatial quantization for a beam of silver atoms directly to the unaided eye. Splitting of the atomic beam is seen both parallel to the magnetic field direction, as in the "usual" experiment, and in a direction mutually perpendicular to the field and atomic trajectory, which is a new transverse Stem-Gerlach effect. Splitting of up to 4 mm, can be recorded visually. Calculations based on the force components acting on the atomic beams reproduce the experimental results within the experimental accuracy of +/-0.3 mm. (C) 2003 American Association of Physics Teachers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QC Physics
|Journal or Publication Title:||AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS|
|Publisher:||AMER ASSOC PHYSICS TEACHERS AMER INST PHYSICS|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 1103-1108|
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