LAMB SHIFT SELF-ENERGY AS A FULLING-DAVIES-UNRUH EFFECT

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Published: 2016-06-10

Page: 176-179


NABIL M. LAWANDY *

Department of Physics, School of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI 02903, USA

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The self-energy contribution to the Lamb Shift in hydrogen is expressed as a Fulling-Davies-Unruh (FDU) thermal kinetic energy where the bound electron is an Unruh-DeWitt point detector.  The result for the 1S state of hydrogen is accurate to within 10-3 of the value obtained from the lowest order one loop self-energy contribution to the Lamb Shift, and suggests that it may be possible to interpret QED calculations as thermally equilibrated systems in an accelerated reference frame coupled to a Minkowski vacuum. 

Keywords: Quantum Electrodynamics or (QED), spectroscopy, atomic physics, radiative shifts, non-inertial reference frame


How to Cite

LAWANDY, N. M. (2016). LAMB SHIFT SELF-ENERGY AS A FULLING-DAVIES-UNRUH EFFECT. Journal of Applied Physical Science International, 6(4), 176–179. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/JAPSI/article/view/3130

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