The Hydrogen Atom

Precision Physics of Simple Atomic Systems

  • Savely G. Karshenboim
  • F. Bassani
  • F.S. Pavone
  • M. Inguscio
  • T.W. Hänsch

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Introduction to Simple Atoms

    1. Savely G. Karshenboim, Francesco S. Pavone
      Pages 1-14
  3. Hydrogen and Helium

    1. F. Biraben, T. W. Hänsch, M. Fischer, M. Niering, R. Holzwarth, J. Reichert et al.
      Pages 17-41
    2. Lorenz Willmann, Daniel Kleppner
      Pages 42-56
  4. Positronium and Muonium

    1. Klaus-Peter Jungmann
      Pages 81-102
    2. Ralph S. Conti, Richard S. Vallery, David W. Gidley, Jason J. Engbrecht, Mark Skalsey, Paul W. Zitzewitz
      Pages 103-121
  5. Fundamental Constants and Frequency Metrology

    1. Thomas Udem, Jörg Reichert, Ronald Holzwarth, Scott Diddams, David Jones, Jun Ye et al.
      Pages 125-144
    2. Peter J. Mohr, Barry N. Taylor
      Pages 145-156
    3. Toichiro Kinoshita
      Pages 157-175
  6. Few-Electron Highly-Charged Ions

    1. G. Werth, H. Häffner, N. Hermanspahn, H.-J. Kluge, W. Quint, J. Verdú
      Pages 204-220
  7. Exotic Atoms

    1. Leonid Nemenov
      Pages 223-245
    2. Toshimitsu Yamazaki
      Pages 246-265
  8. Hydrogen and Helium

    1. S. A. Burrows, S. Guérandel, E. A. Hinds, F. Lison, M. G. Boshier
      Pages 303-313
    2. Pablo Cancio Pastor, Paolo De Natale, Giovanni Giusfredi, Francesco S. Pavone, Massimo Inguscio
      Pages 314-327
    3. Gaëtan Hagel, Rémy Battesti, Catherine Schwob, Francois Nez, Lucile Julien, Francois Biraben et al.
      Pages 328-334
    4. Savely G. Karshenboim
      Pages 335-343
    5. Kirill Melnikov, Timo van Ritbergen
      Pages 344-351
    6. Vitaly Pal’chikov, Yuri Sokolov, Valery Yakovlev
      Pages 352-355
    7. Alexander Yelkhovsky
      Pages 363-372
  9. Muonium and Positronium

    1. G. S. Adkins, R. N. Fell, J. Sapirstein
      Pages 375-386
    2. Andrzej Czarnecki, Kirill Melnikov, Alexander Yelkhovsky
      Pages 387-396
    3. Vernon W. Hughes, David Kawall, Weiwen Liu, Matthias Grosse Perdekamp, Klaus Jungmann, Gisbert zu Putlitz
      Pages 397-406
    4. Richard Ley, Günter Werth
      Pages 407-418
  10. Muonic Atoms

    1. M. C. Fujiwara, A. Adamczak, J. M. Bailey, G. A. Beer, J. L. Beveridge, M. P. Faifman et al.
      Pages 435-445
    2. Klaus Jungmann, Vladimir G. Ivanov, Savely G. Karshenboim
      Pages 446-453
    3. R. Pohl, F. Biraben, C.A.N. Conde, C. Donche-Gay, T. W. Hänsch, F. J. Hartmann et al.
      Pages 454-466
  11. Exotic Atoms

    1. C. Amsler, G. Bendiscioli, G. Bonomi, P. Bowe, C. Carraro, C. L. Cesar et al.
      Pages 469-488
    2. D. F. Anagnostopoulos, M. Augsburger, G. Borchert, C. Castelli, D. Chatellard, P. El-Khoury et al.
      Pages 489-499
    3. D. F. Anagnostopoulos, M. Augsburger, G. Borchert, D. Chatellard, P. El-Khoury, J. -P. Egger et al.
      Pages 500-507
    4. D. F. Anagnostopoulos, S. Biri, G. Borchert, W. H. Breunlich, M. Cargnelli, J. -P. Egger et al.
      Pages 508-516
    5. Jochen Walz, Anette Pahl, Kjeld S.E. Eikema, Theodor W. Hänsch
      Pages 521-527
    6. Eberhard Widmann, John Eades, Ryugo S. Hayano, Masaki Hori, Dezso Horvath, Takashi Ishikawa et al.
      Pages 528-542
  12. Precision Spectroscopy, Fundamental Constants and Fundamental Symmetry

    1. Thomas Becker, Mario Eichenseer, Alexander Yu. Nevsky, Ekkehard Peik, Christian Schwedes, Mikhail N. Skvortsov et al.
      Pages 545-553
    2. Caroline Champenois, Matthias Büchner, Rémi Delhuille, Renaud Mathevet, Cécile Robilliard, Carlo Rizzo et al.
      Pages 554-563
    3. Vladimir A. Dzuba, Victor V. Flambaum, Michael T. Murphy, John K. Webb
      Pages 564-575
    4. A. Yu. Nevsky, R. Holzwarth, J. Reichert, Th. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, J. von Zanthier et al.
      Pages 576-588
  13. Few-Electron Ions

    1. Thomas Beier, Ingvar Lindgren, Hans Persson, Sten O. Salomonson, Per Sunnergren
      Pages 605-618
    2. Igor A. Goidenko, Leonti N. Labzowsky, Andrei V. Nefiodov, Günter Plunien, Sven Zschocke, Gerhard Soff
      Pages 619-636
    3. Vladimir G. Ivanov, Savely G. Karshenboim
      Pages 637-650
    4. Savely G. Karshenboim
      Pages 651-663
    5. H. A. Klein, H. S. Margolis, J. L. Flowers, K. Gaarde-Widdowson, K. Hosaka, J. D. Silver et al.
      Pages 664-671
    6. T. Kühl, S. Borneis, A. Dax, T. Engel, S. Faber, M. Gerlach et al.
      Pages 672-678

About this book


For more than a century, studies of atomic hydrogen have been a rich source of scientific discoveries. These began with the Balmer series in 1885 and the early quantum theo- ries of the atom, and later included the development of QED and the first successful gauge field theory. Today, hydrogen and its relatives continue to provide new fundamental information, as witnessed by the contributions to this book. The printed volume contains invited reviews on the spectroscopy of hydrogen, muonium, positronium, few-electron ions and frequency metrology and the determination of fundamental constants. The accompanying CD contains, in addition to these reviews, a further 40 contributed papers also presented at the conference "Hydrogen Atom 2" held in summer 2000. Finally, to facilitate a historical comparison, the CD also contains the proceedings of the first "Hydrogen Atom" conference of 1988. The book includes a foreword by Norman F. Ramsey.


Exotic atoms Fundamental constants Hydrogen-like atoms Precision spectroscopy hydrogen atom hyperfine molecule quantum electrodynamics quantum mechanics

Editors and affiliations

  • Savely G. Karshenboim
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Bassani
    • 3
  • F.S. Pavone
    • 4
    • 5
  • M. Inguscio
    • 6
  • T.W. Hänsch
    • 2
  1. 1.D.I. Mendeleev Institute for MetrologySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.MPI for Quantum OpticsGarchingGermany
  3. 3.Scuola Normale SuperiorePiazza dei CavalieriPisaItaly
  4. 4.Dept.of PhysicsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  5. 5.LENS and INFMUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly
  6. 6.Dept. of Physics and LENSUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-41935-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45395-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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