Volume 18: Pages 309-314, 2005
Effect of the Strong Field on the Magnitude of the Bohr Magneton
Abdul L. Bhuiyan
Box 13, Head Post Office, Comilla 3500 Bangladesh
An increase in field strength is accompanied by a decrease in the magnitude of the Bohr magneton, which, in turn, is accompanied by a decrease in the magnitude of the orbital magnetic moment that leads eventually to the quenching of the orbital motion, thus transforming the spin‐orbit coupling state, introducing the anomalous Zeeman effect into the spin‐only state where the normal Zeeman effect is observed.
Keywords: Bohr magneton, Zeeman effects, anomalous Zeeman effect, normal Zeeman effect, nonconstancy of Bohr magneton, spin‐orbit coupling, orbital momentum quenching, spin‐only transitions, strong‐field Zeeman splitting, interaction of magnetic moments
Received: January 28, 2004; Published online: December 15, 2008