linear Stark effect


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linear Stark effect

[′lin·ē·ər ′stärk i‚fekt]
(atomic physics)
A splitting of spectral lines of hydrogenlike atoms placed in an electric field; each energy level of principal quantum number n is split into 2 n - 1 equidistant levels of separation proportional to the field strength.
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