Simulation of the Hydrogen Ground State in Stochastic Electrodynamics-2: Inclusion of Relativistic Corrections
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In a recent paper the authors studied numerically the hydrogen ground state in stochastic electrodynamics (SED) within the the non-relativistic approximation. In quantum theory the leading non-relativistic corrections to the ground state energy dominate the Lamb shift related to the photon cloud that should cause the quantum-like behaviour of SED. The present work takes these corrections into account in the numerical modelling. It is found that they have little effect; the self-ionisation that occurs without them remains present. It is speculated that the point-charge approximation for the electron is the cause of the failure.
KeywordsStochastic electrodynamics Hydrogen ground state Relativistic corrections Simulations OpenCL
It is a pleasure to thank Erik van Heusden for discussion.
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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