Astronomy Cast Ep. 374: Stern-Gerlach Experiment

Article written: 20 Apr , 2015
Updated: 28 Dec , 2015

In the world of quantum mechanics, particles behave in discreet ways. One breakthrough experiment was the Stern-Gerlach Experiment, performed in 1922. They passed silver atoms through a magnetic field and watched how the spin of the atoms caused the particles to deflect in a very specific way.

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2 Responses

  1. BrianFraser says

    The Stern-Gerlach experiment has fascinating implications. I have explored them in considerable technical depth in the following articles:

  2. ntjiwaji says

    Correct the word “discreet” to “discrete” (which gives the correct meaning – separate, distinct)

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