Critical discussion of the vacuum polarization measurements in muonic atoms


Journal Article

Recent disagreement between theoretical and experimental values of transition energies for outer states in muonic atoms is discussed in the range of 150-440 keV. A brief review of the present status of calculation of the theoretical contributions is given. A rigorous theoretical framework for the electron-muon system is considered. A set of self-consistent equations is derived. Several mechanisms for the explanation of the discrepancy are discussed. No explanation within the frame of standard quantum electrodynamics is found. © 1974.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rafelski, J; Müller, B; Soff, G; Greiner, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 88 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 419 - 453

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-035X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-4916

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0003-4916(74)90177-8

Citation Source

  • Scopus