Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen
Atomic mass differences are influenced by QED corrections, and a reliable understanding of these corrections is therefore of importance for the current and next generation of high-precision mass determinations based on Penning traps. We present a numerical evaluation of the self-energy correction, which is the dominant contribution to the Lamb shift, in the region of low nuclear charge. Our calculation is nonperturbative in the binding field and has a numerical uncertainty of 0.8Hz in atomic hydrogen for the ground state and of 1.0Hz for L-shell states (2S1/2, 2P1/2, and 2P3/2).
U. D. Jentschura et al., "Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen," Hyperfine Interactions, vol. 132, no. 1-4, pp. 373-375, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Jan 2001.
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Keywords and Phrases
Quantum Electrodynamics; Specific Calculations
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