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Fundamental Constants and Tests of Theory in Rydberg States of Hydrogen-like Ions

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Author(s)

Ulrich D. Jentschura, Peter Mohr, Joseph N. Tan, B. J. Wundt

Abstract

A comparison of precision frequency measurements to quantum electrodynamics (QED) predictions for Rydberg states of hydrogen-like ions can yield information on values of fundamental constants and test theory. With the results of a calculation of a key QED contribution reported here, the uncertainty in the theory of the energy levels is reduced to a level where such a comparison can yield an improved value of the Rydberg constant.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
100
Issue
16

Keywords

frequency measurements, quantum electrodynamics, QED, Rydberg States

Citation

Jentschura, U. , Mohr, P. , Tan, J. and Wundt, B. (2008), Fundamental Constants and Tests of Theory in Rydberg States of Hydrogen-like Ions, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=904182 (Accessed June 24, 2024)

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Created April 21, 2008, Updated October 12, 2021