Fundamental constants and tests of theory in rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions

U. Jentschura, Peter J. Mohr, Joseph N. Tan, Benedikt J. Wundt

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Abstract

A comparison of precision frequency measurements to quantum electrodynamics (QED) predictions for Rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions can yield information on values of fundamental constants and test theory. With the results of a calculation of a key QED contribution reported here, the uncertainty in the theory of the energy levels is reduced to a level where such a comparison can yield an improved value of the Rydberg constant.

Original languageEnglish
Article number160404
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume100
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 22 2008

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Fundamental constants and tests of theory in rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions. / Jentschura, U.; Mohr, Peter J.; Tan, Joseph N.; Wundt, Benedikt J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 100, No. 16, 160404, 22.04.2008.

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Jentschura, U. ; Mohr, Peter J. ; Tan, Joseph N. ; Wundt, Benedikt J. / Fundamental constants and tests of theory in rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions. In: Physical Review Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 100, No. 16.
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