2(Z)5m contribution to the hydrogen Lamb shift from virtual light-by-light scattering

Michael I. Eides, Howard Grotch, Peter Pebler

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Abstract

The radiative correction to the Lamb shift of order 2(Z)5m induced by the light-by-light scattering insertion in external photons is obtained. This contribution turns out to be equal to -0.122(2)2[(Z)5/(n3)](mr/m)3m. Combining this contribution with our previous results we obtain the complete correction of order 2(Z)5m induced by all diagrams with closed electron loops. This correction is 37.3(1) kHz and 4.67(1) kHz for the 1S and 2S states in hydrogen, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-170
Number of pages27
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume50
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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