Measurement of the lamb shift in the n=2 state of c5+12

M. Leventhal, Daniel Murnick

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A beam of hydrogenic C5+12 atoms in the metastable 2S state has been produced. By quenching the state in a known motional electric field and measuring the decay length, an indirect measure of the Lamb shift S is obtained. A preliminary result of S=744 GHz, with a statistical uncertainty of less than 1%, is reported as compared with a theoretical prediction of S=783 GHz. Possible systematic effects which may reduce the discrepancy are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1237-1240
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Jan 1 1970
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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