Volume 22: Pages 160-163, 2009
Relativistic Pauli equation and Zeeman effect
Ayman H. Altorra 1
1Department of Physics, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria
We introduce straightforward formulation to relativistic Zeeman effect which elucidates the very physical essence of the Zeeman effect, thanks to the relativistic Pauli equation that we obtained using a modified Dirac Hamiltonian and affords relativistic entity to the electron magnetic moment. Also, we calculate relativistic corrections to the Zeeman splitting in hydrogenlike ions up to the order of v4/c4.
Keywords: Relativistic Pauli Equation, Electron Spin, Relativistic Spin Magnetic Moment, Relativistic Orbital Magnetic Moment, Relativistic Zeeman Effect, Relativistic Corrections to the Zeeman Splitting, Modified Dirac Hamiltonian, Zitterbewegung
Received: May 5, 2008; Accepted: March 5, 2009; Published Online: March 30, 2009