Toward high-precision values of the self energy of non-S states in hydrogen and hydrogen-like ions

E. O. Le Bigot, U. D. Jentschura, P. Indelicato, P. J. Mohr

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Abstract

The method and status of a study to provide numerical, high-precision values of the self-energy level shift in hydrogen and hydrogen-like ions is described. Graphs of the self energy in hydrogen-like ions with nuclear charge number between 20 and 110 are given for a large number of states. The self-energy is the largest contribution of quantum electrodynamics (QED) to the energy levels of these atomic systems. These results greatly expand the number of levels for which the self energy is known with a controlled and high precision. Applications include the adjustment of the Rydberg constant and atomic calculations that take into account QED effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)447-454
Number of pages8
JournalCanadian journal of physics
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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