Parahelium | Article about parahelium by The Free Dictionary
Those states of helium in which the spins of the two electrons are antiparallel, in contrast to orthohelium. Also spelled parhelium.
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Expulsion of an activated helium atom ([He.sup.*]) can lead to two conditions, depending on whether the electrons within this species are antiparallel (parahelium
) or parallel (orthohelium).
Likewise, if the ground state electron is 'spin up', the excited electron must be 'spin down' to enable the transition, He* [right arrow] He + h v, again producing the identical He I lines from singlet state parahelium