Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Fundamental Constants and the Hydrogen Atom

Published

Author(s)

Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor

Abstract

A review is given of the latest adjustment of the values of the fundamental constants. The new values are recommended by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) for international use. Most of the fundamental constants are obtained by the comparison of the results of critical experimental results and the corresponding theoretical expressions based on quantum electrodynamics (QED). An important case is the Rydberg constant which is determined primarily by precise frequency measurements in hydrogen and deuterium.
Citation
Fundamental Constants and the Hydrogen Atom
Volume
570
Publisher Info
Hydrogen Atom II: Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems Chapter in Lecture Notes in Physics. Proceedings from PSAS 2000,

Keywords

data analysis, fundamental constants, proton form factor, QED, Rydberg constant

Citation

Mohr, P. and Taylor, B. (2001), Fundamental Constants and the Hydrogen Atom, Hydrogen Atom II: Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems Chapter in Lecture Notes in Physics. Proceedings from PSAS 2000, (Accessed June 22, 2024)

Issues

If you have any questions about this publication or are having problems accessing it, please contact reflib@nist.gov.

Created January 1, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017