If we know the values of μ_1, I_1, I_2 and “a” (measured with the experimental setup), we could determine the value of μ_2 because B_J and J would have the same values for both isotopes as they only depend on the electronic configuration and not on the nucleus. Therefore we can express re-write the equation for “a” such that:
B_J / J = a_i * I_i / μ_i (for the isotope “i”)
By measuring with the experimental setup the values of a_1 and a_2, we can find:
μ_2 = (a_2 * I_2)/(a_1 * I_1) * μ_1
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