Spin Dependent Selection Rules for Photonic Transitions in Hydrogen-Like Atoms
Ziya Saglam, Mesude Saglam
DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2011.28092   PDF   HTML   XML   3,911 Downloads   7,785 Views  


Spin dependent selection rules for photonic transitions in hydrogen-like atoms is derived by using the solution of Dirac equation for hydrogen-like atoms. It is shown that photonic transitions occur when [ Δj=0,±1,±2, while Δmj=0,±1,±2 ]. By applying the spin dependent selection rules, we can explain the observed (6s→7s) transition in Cesium (Cs) atom.

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Z. Saglam and M. Saglam, "Spin Dependent Selection Rules for Photonic Transitions in Hydrogen-Like Atoms," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 8, 2011, pp. 787-791. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.28092.

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