Physics of Atomic Nuclei

, Volume 69, Issue 8, pp 1309–1316

Proton-polarizability effect in the Lamb shift for the hydrogen atom

  • A. P. Martynenko
Elementary Particles and Fields Theory

DOI: 10.1134/S1063778806080072

Cite this article as:
Martynenko, A.P. Phys. Atom. Nuclei (2006) 69: 1309. doi:10.1134/S1063778806080072


The proton-polarizability contribution to the Lamb shift for the ordinary and muonic hydrogen atoms is calculated on the basis of the isobar model and experimental data on structure functions for deep-inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering. The contributions of Born terms, vector mesons, and nucleon resonances are taken into account in constructing cross sections for the absorption of transversely and longitudinally polarized virtual photons, σT,L.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. P. Martynenko
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  1. 1.Samara State UniversitySamaraRussia