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Coordinate-Space Approach to the Bound-Electron Self-Energy: Self-Energy Screening Calculation

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Author(s)

Paul Indelicato, Peter Mohr

Abstract

The self-energy screening correction is evaluated in a model in which the effect of the screening electron is represented as a first-order perturbation of the self-energy by an effective potential. The effective potential is the Coulomb potential of the spherically averaged charge density of the screening electron. We evaluate the energy shift due to a 1s/2, 2s/2, or 2p3/2, electron, for nuclear charge Z in the range 5 less then or equal to} Z less then or equal to} 92. A detailed comparison with other calculations is made.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
63
Issue
No. 5

Keywords

atomic energy levels, high-Z few electron atoms, quantum electrodynamics, screening correction, self energy

Citation

Indelicato, P. and Mohr, P. (2001), Coordinate-Space Approach to the Bound-Electron Self-Energy: Self-Energy Screening Calculation, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created April 30, 2001, Updated October 12, 2021