Analytic result for corrections of order α(Zα)5(m/M)m to lamb shift

Michael I. Eides, Howard Grotch, Valery A. Shelyuto

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The results and main steps of an analytic calculation of radiative-recoil corrections of order α(Zα)5(m/M)m to the Lamb shift in hydrogen are presented. The calculations are performed in the infrared safe Yennie gauge. The discrepancy between two previous numerical calculations of these corrections existing in the literature is resolved. Our result eliminates the largest source of the theoretical uncertainty in the magnitude of the deuterium-hydrogen isotope shift.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-91
Number of pages2
JournalCPEM Digest (Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements)
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements - Ottawa, Ont., Canada
Duration: Jun 16 2002Jun 21 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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