An approach for approximating Lamb shifts, the leading quantum electrodynamical (QED) effect, in light molecules is presented. The scaled molecular energies were employed for the evaluation of lamb shift as a function of geometry. Results show QED effects on the rovibrational states of water to be larger than present experimental uncertainties, and one order of magnitude smaller than current computational uncertainties.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics