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)


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.


Giant Dipole Resonance Nuclear Polarization Nuclear Contribution Nuclear Charge Distribution Atomic Binding Energy 
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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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