Fundamental constants and tests of theory in Rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions.

Citation data:

Physical review letters, ISSN: 0031-9007, Vol: 100, Issue: 16, Page: 160404

Publication Year:
2008
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arXiv Id:
0901.4950
PMID:
18518170
DOI:
10.1103/physrevlett.100.160404
Repository URL:
http://scholarsmine.mst.edu/phys_facwork/883; http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.4950
Author(s):
Jentschura, Ulrich D.; Mohr, Peter J.; Tan, Joseph; Wundt, Benedikt J.
Publisher(s):
American Physical Society (APS)
Tags:
Physics and Astronomy; Electric Frequency Measurement; Ions; Quantum Theory; Uncertainty Analysis; Hydrogenlike Ions; Quantum Electrodynamics; Rydberg States; Electric Frequency Measurement; Ions; Quantum Theory; Uncertainty Analysis; Hydrogenlike Ions; Quantum Electrodynamics; Rydberg States; Physics; Physics - Atomic Physics
article description
A comparison of precision frequency measurements to quantum electrodynamics (QED) predictions for Rydberg states of hydrogenlike ions can yield information on values of fundamental constants and test theory. With the results of a calculation of a key QED contribution reported here, the uncertainty in the theory of the energy levels is reduced to a level where such a comparison can yield an improved value of the Rydberg constant.