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It is also now known from experiment that the spectral lines of an isotope of odd mass-number do not lie mid-way between the lines of the neighbouring isotopes of even mass-number, but are ''staggered" and always seem to lie nearer the line of the even isotope of lower mass-number. This last observation has not received any completely satisfactory explana tion. The following section briefly indicates the lines along which further development in the theory has taken place. 9 Further Developments in the Theory of Isotope Shifts (a) The electronic factor First-order perturbation theory is not a particularly good approximation for the calculation of isotope shifts, since the perturbation is quite large in the region where it occurs.
The modification known as the Goudsmit -Fermi-Segré expression (see Paper 12) is better still: When such values are used, and the electron configuration responsible for the spectral lines concerned correctly identified, there is order of magnitude agreement between theory and observation. This was early recognized by Breit (Paper 14), who discussed the experimental data available in 1932 in some detail. Generally the magnitudes predicted by this theory remain somewhat greater than the isotope shifts revealed by experimental measurements; but the observed C-values do not vary smoothly with Ζ and exhibit large fluctuations even within the isotopes of one element.
5) multiplied by certain correction factors. 3 Triplet Structure of Alkaline Earth Spectra The most striking regularity associated with the triplet splitting of the terms of atoms with two valence electrons is summarized in the Lande interval rule (Paper 7). 8) where ^ is a constant for a given multiplet. The rule is often stated for the case J ' = /— 1, when it becomes The extent to which the interval rule is obeyed in the lowest triplet Ρ terms of two-electron spectra is indicated by comparing the observed ratios Í S E \ ^ 2 ¡ ^ ' O A with the predicted value of 2 : He 008 Be 3-46 Mg 2-03 Ca 203 Sr 2-11 Ba 2-37 Ra 2-92 We see that agreement is good in the elements of intermediate atomic mass, but deteriorates in the light and heavy elements.