Hyperfine Structure in Muonic Hydrogen

  • Klaus Jungmann
  • Vladimir G. Ivanov
  • Savely G. Karshenboim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)


We consider the hyperfine structure of the 1s and 2s states in muonic hydrogen and muonic deuterium. We put emphasis on two particular topics: a possibility to measure the hfs interval in the ground state and a calculation of a specific difference E hfs(1s) - 8·E hfs(2s). Such a measurement and the calculations are of interest in connection with an upcoming experiment at PSI in which different 2s - 2p transitions in muonic hydrogen shall be determined. Together all these investigations will improve the knowledge of the internal structure of proton and deuteron.


Vacuum Polarization Lamb Shift Muonic Atom Paul Scherrer Institute Muonic Hydrogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Jungmann
    • 1
  • Vladimir G. Ivanov
    • 2
  • Savely G. Karshenboim
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Universität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Pulkovo ObservatorySt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.D. I. Mendeleev Institute for MetrologySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingGermany

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