Self-energy of electrons in critical fields


Journal Article

The energy shift of K electrons in heavy atoms due to the self-energy correction has been calculated. This process is treated to all orders in Zα, where Z denotes the nuclear charge. For the superheavy system Z=170, where the K-shell binding energy reaches the pair-production threshold (E1sb∼2mc2), a shift of +11.0 keV is found. This shift is almost cancelled by the vacuum polarization, leaving a negligible effect for all quantum-electrodynamical corrections of order α but all orders of Zα. © 1982 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Soff, G; Schlüter, P; Müller, B; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1982

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 21

Start / End Page

  • 1465 - 1468

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.48.1465

Citation Source

  • Scopus