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Precision Tests of QED in Strong Fields and Nuclear Contributions

  • G. Soff
  • G. Plunien
  • S. M. Schneider
  • W. Greiner
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 348)

Abstract

The most simple of all atoms is hydrogen. One might imagine that its fundamental structure should allow for a theoretical description of the hydrogen spectrum at least as accurate as given by experiment. But as a matter of fact theory could not meet this requirement. E. g., the hyperfine structure splitting of the ground state of hydrogen, the well known 21cm radiation, has been measured1 with a relative accuracy of about 10−12. Despite enormous efforts that have been spend in order to calculate this value no better relative accuracy1 than about 10−6 has been achieved.

Keywords

Giant Dipole Resonance Nuclear Polarization Nuclear Contribution Nuclear Charge Distribution Atomic Binding Energy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Soff
    • 1
  • G. Plunien
    • 1
  • S. M. Schneider
    • 2
  • W. Greiner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische PhysikTechnische UniversitätDresdenGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Theoretische PhysikJohann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt am MainGermany

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