Title

Calculation of QED Effects in Hydrogen

Abstract

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).

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Quantum Electrodynamics; Specific Calculations

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0304-3843

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers, All rights reserved.

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