Higher order corrections to energy levels of muonic atoms

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In order to facilitate the analysis of muonic x-ray spectra, the results of numerical computations of all higher order quantum electrodynamical corrections to the energy levels of muonic atoms are presented in tabular and graphical form. These corrections include the vacuum polarization corrections caused by emission and reabsorption of virtual electron pairs to all orders, including ''double-bubble'' and ''cracked-egg'' diagrams. An estimate of the Delbruecke scattering-type correction is presented. The Lamb-shift (second- and fourth-order vertex) corrections have been calculated including the correction for the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. The relativistic nuclear motion (or recoil) correction as well as ... continued below

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Rinker, G.A. Jr. & Steffen, R.M. August 1, 1975.

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In order to facilitate the analysis of muonic x-ray spectra, the results of numerical computations of all higher order quantum electrodynamical corrections to the energy levels of muonic atoms are presented in tabular and graphical form. These corrections include the vacuum polarization corrections caused by emission and reabsorption of virtual electron pairs to all orders, including ''double-bubble'' and ''cracked-egg'' diagrams. An estimate of the Delbruecke scattering-type correction is presented. The Lamb-shift (second- and fourth-order vertex) corrections have been calculated including the correction for the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. The relativistic nuclear motion (or recoil) correction as well as the correction caused by the screening of the atomic electrons is presented in graphs. For the sake of completeness a graph of the nuclear polarization as computed on the basis of Chen's approach has been included. All calculations were made with a two-parameter Fermi distribution of the nuclear charge density. 7 figures, 23 references. (auth)

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  • Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-76

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  • Report No.: LA--6073-MS
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/4113614 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 4113614
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc864017

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Rinker, G.A. Jr. & Steffen, R.M. Higher order corrections to energy levels of muonic atoms, report, August 1, 1975; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864017/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.