Experiment in Quantization: Atomic Line Spectra
Journal of Chemical Education
Laboratory exercises that confront students with decisive ouantum ohenomena nrovide valuable motivation for the kudy of quantum m&hanics. The idea that microscopic matter exists in quantized states can be demonstrated with modern versions of historic experiments: atomic line snectra. blackbodv radiation. and resonance potentials. In this experiment, we present a strikingly simple and visual method for determining the wavelength of spectral lines. This experiment not only shows the inadequacy of classical physics, but also indicates the power of optical measurements.
Shields, George C. and Kash, Michael M.. "Experiment in Quantization: Atomic Line Spectra." Journal of Chemical Education 69, (1992) : 329-331.