Direct observation of the transversal Doppler-shift

  title={Direct observation of the transversal Doppler-shift},
  author={D. Hasselkamp and E. Mondry and A. Scharmann},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Physik A Atoms and Nuclei},
  • D. Hasselkamp, E. Mondry, A. Scharmann
  • Published 1979
  • Physics
  • Zeitschrift für Physik A Atoms and Nuclei
  • An experiment is reported in which the second order Doppler-shift has been determined by the observation of theHα-line emitted by linearly moving hydrogen atoms of velocities 2.53×108 cm/s−9.28×108 cm/s. In contrast to previous experiments the direct transversal observation has been used for the first time. The coefficient of the second order term in the relativistic approximation is found to be 0.52±0.03 which compares good with the theoretical value of 1/2. 
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