Title

Mass Measurements and the Bound-Electron g Factor

Abstract

The accurate determination of atomic masses and the high-precision measurement of the bound-electron g factor are prerequisites for the determination of the electron mass, which is one of the fundamental constants of nature. In the 2002 CODATA adjustment [P.J. Mohr, B.N. Taylor, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77 (2005) 1], the values of the electron mass and the electron-proton mass ratio are mainly based on g factor measurements in combination with atomic mass measurements. In this paper, we briefly discuss the prospects for obtaining other fundamental information from bound-electron g factor measurements, we present some details of a recent investigation of two-loop binding corrections to the g factor, and we also investigate the radiative corrections in the limit of highly excited Rydberg S states with a long lifetime, where the g factor might be explored using a double resonance experiment.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Atomic Physics; Bound States; Quantum Electrodynamics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1387-3806

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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