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Title: Nonperturbative Calculation of Born-Infeld Effects on the Schroedinger Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom

Abstract

We present the first nonperturbative calculations of the nonrelativistic hydrogen spectrum as predicted by first-quantized nonlinear Maxwell-Born-Infeld electrodynamics with point charges. Judged against empirical data our results significantly restrict the range of viable values of the new electromagnetic constant {beta} introduced by Born. We assess Born's own proposal for the value of {beta}.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Mathematics, Rutgers University, 110 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, New Jersey 08854 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20776964
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.030402; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ATOMS; BORN-INFELD THEORY; HYDROGEN; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; POINT CHARGE; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; SCHROEDINGER EQUATION; SPECTRA

Citation Formats

Carley, Holly, and Kiessling, Michael K.-H. Nonperturbative Calculation of Born-Infeld Effects on the Schroedinger Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.030402.
Carley, Holly, & Kiessling, Michael K.-H. Nonperturbative Calculation of Born-Infeld Effects on the Schroedinger Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.030402.
Carley, Holly, and Kiessling, Michael K.-H. Fri . "Nonperturbative Calculation of Born-Infeld Effects on the Schroedinger Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.030402.
@article{osti_20776964,
title = {Nonperturbative Calculation of Born-Infeld Effects on the Schroedinger Spectrum of the Hydrogen Atom},
author = {Carley, Holly and Kiessling, Michael K.-H.},
abstractNote = {We present the first nonperturbative calculations of the nonrelativistic hydrogen spectrum as predicted by first-quantized nonlinear Maxwell-Born-Infeld electrodynamics with point charges. Judged against empirical data our results significantly restrict the range of viable values of the new electromagnetic constant {beta} introduced by Born. We assess Born's own proposal for the value of {beta}.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.030402},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 3,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Fri Jan 27 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}