Theory of highly-ionized few-electron systems

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Quantum electrodynamical corrections in hydrogen-like atoms are reviewed. In particular the Wichmann-Kroll contribution to the total vacuum polarization charge density is investigated. Limits for precision tests of quantum electrodynamics in strong Coulomb fields are given. A significant parity violation effect in helium-like uranium is pointed out.


Quantum Electrodynamic Vacuum Polarization Lamb Shift Nuclear Radius Parity Admixture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Soff
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  1. 1.Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI)DarmstadtGermany

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