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Nuclear Polarization Effects in Muonic Atoms


We illustrate how nuclear polarization corrections in muonic atoms can be formally connected to inelastic response functions of a nucleus. We first discuss the point-nucleon approximation and then include finite-nucleon-size corrections. As an example, we compare our ab-initio calculation of the third Zemach moment in μ 4He+ to previous phenomenological results.

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Correspondence to N. Barnea.

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This work is supported in parts by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the National Research Council of Canada, and the Israel Science Foundation (Grant Number 954/09).

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Ji, C., Nevo Dinur, N., Bacca, S. et al. Nuclear Polarization Effects in Muonic Atoms. Few-Body Syst 55, 917–921 (2014).

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  • Lamb Shift
  • Muonic Atom
  • Proton Charge
  • Charge Form Factor
  • Nuclear Charge Radius