Atoms in an Electric Field

  • Hermann Haken
  • Hans Christoph Wolf

Abstract

In 1913, Stark observed a splitting of the lines of the Balmer series of hydrogen (8.2) in an electric field. He was studying the light emission of H atoms in the field of a condenser (Figs. 15.1, 2). Since then, frequency shifts in optical spectra in the presence of eletric fields have been generally called the Stark effect.

Keywords

Chromium Clarification Ruby 

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Literature

  1. R. P. Feynman: Quantum Electrodynamics (Benjamin, New York 1961)Google Scholar
  2. W. Heitler: The Quantum Theory of Radiation, 3rd ed (Clarendon Press, Oxford 1954)MATHGoogle Scholar
  3. N. F. Ryde: Atoms and Molecules in Electric Fields (Almqvist and Wicksell, Stockholm 1976)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
    • 1
  • Hans Christoph Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany
  2. 2.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität StuttgartStuttgart 80Fed. Rep. of Germany

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