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Fundamental Constants and the Hydrogen Atom

  • Peter J. Mohr
  • Barry N. Taylor
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Abstract

A review is given of the latest adjustment of the values of the fundamental constants. The new values are recommended by the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) for international use. Most of the fundamental constants are obtained by the comparison of the results of critical experiments and the corresponding theoretical expressions based on quantum electrodynamics (QED). An important case is the Rydberg constant which is determined primarily by precise frequency measurements in hydrogen and deuterium.

Keywords

Charge Radius Vacuum Polarization Theoretical Expression Nuclear Size Fundamental Constant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter J. Mohr
    • 1
  • Barry N. Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA

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