From First Principles of QED to an Application: Hyperfine Structure of P States of Muonic Hydrogen
The purpose of this article is twofold. First, we attempt to give a brief overview of the different application areas of quantum electrodynamics (QED). These include fundamental physics (prediction of atomic energy levels), where the atom may be exposed to additional external fields (hyperfine splitting and g factor). We also mention QED processes in highly intense laser fields and more applied areas like Casimir and Casimir-Polder interactions. Both the unifying aspects as well as the differences in the the theoretical treatment required by these application areas (such as the treatment of infinities) are highlighted. Second, we discuss an application of the formalism in the fundamentally interesting area of the prediction of energy levels, namely, the hyperfine structure of P states of muonic hydrogen.
U. D. Jentschura, "From First Principles of QED to an Application: Hyperfine Structure of P States of Muonic Hydrogen," Canadian Journal of Physics, vol. 89, no. 1, pp. 109-115, National Research Council of Canada, Jan 2011.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/P10-092
Keywords and Phrases
Application Area; Atomic Energy Levels; Casimir; Casimir-Polder Interaction; Energy Level; External Fields; First-principles; Fundamental Physics; G Factors; Hyperfine Splittings; Hyperfine Structure; Intense Laser Field; Muonic Hydrogen; Quantum Electrodynamics; Theoretical Treatments; Electrodynamics; Hydrogen; Quantum Electronics; Atomic Physics
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