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Stern and Gerlich Experiment

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:29 pm
by Danieljm1B
Can someone describe the Stern and Gerlich experiment and why it is useful?

Re: Stern and Gerlich Experiment

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:57 am
by Chem_Mod
In this experiment, atoms were sent through a magnet field and deflected from a straight path depending on its electron spin. The collection plate on the other side of this magnetic field revealed discrete points of accumulation, rather than an expected continuous distribution. Through this experiment, the spin magnetic quantum number of electrons (either +1/2 or -1/2) was discovered.