The motivation of Francis Bitter to combine optical excitation and radiofrequencies for a spectroscopy with sensitivity adequate for work with radioactive atoms, and the implementation with Jean Brossel, are highlighted. The recounting provides background for the U.S.A. period of Brossel's early work to accompany the article by Bernard Cagnac on the life and contributions of Brossel.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Mathematical Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics