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hyperfine structure


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Very close splitting of spectral lines, due to interaction between the spin of the atomic nucleus and the spin of an orbiting electron. It is a much smaller effect than fine structure and hence can be seen only at the very highest spectral resolutions.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics — Chemistry.


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