Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen

U. Jentschura, P. J. Mohr, G. Soff

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Abstract

Atomic mass differences are influenced by QED corrections, and a reliable understanding of these corrections is therefore of importance for the current and next generation of high-precision mass determinations based on Penning traps. We present a numerical evaluation of the self-energy correction, which is the dominant contribution to the Lamb shift, in the region of low nuclear charge. Our calculation is nonperturbative in the binding field and has a numerical uncertainty of 0.8Hz in atomic hydrogen for the ground state and of 1.0Hz for L-shell states (2S1/2, 2P1/2, and 2P3/2).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalHyperfine Interactions
Volume132
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2001

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Keywords

  • quantum electrodynamics
  • specific calculations

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen. / Jentschura, U.; Mohr, P. J.; Soff, G.

In: Hyperfine Interactions, Vol. 132, No. 1-4, 28.01.2001, p. 373-375.

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Jentschura, U. ; Mohr, P. J. ; Soff, G. / Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen. In: Hyperfine Interactions. 2001 ; Vol. 132, No. 1-4. pp. 373-375.
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