QED in heavy few-electron ions

T. Beier, A. N. Artemyev, J. Eichler, V. M. Shabaev, G. Soff, V. A. Yerokhin

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The influence of quantum electrodynamics in heavy ions is demonstrated. The contributions to the Lamb shift in hydrogen-like uranium are outlined, and quantum electrodynamical corrections to the radiative electron capture (REC) are investigated in the region of highly relativistic projectile energies by modifying the wave functions according to the Uehling potential. Exact relativistic calculations are employed for the radiative recombination. The deviation from non-QED calculations is found to amount to up to 2% in U92+ for a projectiles energy of 10 GeV/u and forward emission angles of the emitted photon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-112
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 7th Workshop on Fast Ion-Atom Collisions - Debrecen, Hung
Duration: 9 Sep 199811 Sep 1998

Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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