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Tests of Quantum Electrodynamics Using Hydrogen, Muonium, and Positronium

  • D. W. Gidley
  • A. Rich

Abstract

In this paper we review the present status of experiments that test quantum electrodynamics (QED) using the simple atoms of hydrogen (H), muonium (Mu), and positronium (Ps). Since the recent developments in QED theory are reviewed separately (see G. P. Lepage — these proceedings) we need only introduce the results of such calculations for clarity and completeness. Emphasis will be given to the experimental techniques employed, the most recent experimental results, and the outlook for future improvement in the measurements.

Keywords

Radiative Correction Quantum Electrodynamic Lamb Shift Channel Electron Multiplier Ground State Hyperfine 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Gidley
    • 1
  • A. Rich
    • 1
  1. 1.Randall Laboratory of PhysicsUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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