Astronomy Letters

, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp 795–803 | Cite as

Two-photon 2s ↔ 1s transitions during hydrogen recombination in the universe

  • E. E. Kholupenko
  • A. V. Ivanchik
Article

Abstract

Based on the standard cosmological model, we calculate the correction to the rate of two-photon 2s ↔ 1s transitions in the hydrogen atom under primordial hydrogen plasma recombination conditions that arises when the induced transitions under equilibrium background radiation with a blackbody spectrum and plasma recombination radiation are taken into account.

Key words

cosmology recombination primordial plasma cosmic microwave background radiation CMBR anisotropy two-photon decay 

PACS numbers

98.80.-k 98.80.Cq 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. E. Kholupenko
    • 1
  • A. V. Ivanchik
    • 1
  1. 1.Ioffe Physicotechnical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussia

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