The gJ Factor of an Electron Bound in Hydrogen-Like Carbon: Status of the Theoretical Predictions

  • Thomas Beier
  • Ingvar Lindgren
  • Hans Persson
  • Sten O. Salomonson
  • Per Sunnergren
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)


We present the known theoretical contributions to the gJ factor of an electron bound in hydrogen like carbon. In particular we outline the calculation scheme for the quantum electrodynamical (QED) corrections of order (απ) and present their current theoretical uncertainties. The known terms of the (Zα) expansion are found to be insufficient to describe the current experimental data.


Factor Theory Lamb Shift Heavy System Current Experimental Data Dirac Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Beier
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ingvar Lindgren
    • 2
  • Hans Persson
    • 2
  • Sten O. Salomonson
    • 2
  • Per Sunnergren
    • 2
  1. 1.GSI, AtomphysikDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsChalmers University of Technology and Göteborg UniversityGöteborgSweden

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