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Precise Energies of Highly Excited Hydrogen and Deuterium



Svetlana A. Kotochigova, Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor


The energy levels of hydrogen and deuterium atoms are calculated to provide frequencies for transitions between highly excited states with principal quantum number n up to 200. All known quantum electrodynamics and relativistic corrections have been included in the calculation. In some cases contributions originally calculated for a few states have been extrapolated to highly -excited states. The fundamental constants necessary for the calculation are taken from the 1998 CODATA least squares adjustment. Evaluated uncertainties take into account uncertainties in the theoretical calculations, uncertainties in the fundamental constants, and covariances between the various contributions and input parameters.
Canadian Journal of Physics
No. 11


deuterium, energy levels hydrogen, quantum electrodynamics


Kotochigova, S. , Mohr, P. and Taylor, B. (2002), Precise Energies of Highly Excited Hydrogen and Deuterium, Canadian Journal of Physics (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created November 1, 2002, Updated February 17, 2017