Volume 23: Pages 459-467, 2010
Application of energy fields surrounding rigid bodies to quantum mechanics including Lamb shift
P. K. Misra 1
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The Lamb shifts in energy between the 2S1/2 and 2P1/2 states of the electron inside the hydrogen atom and the deuterium atom are calculated using the equations of motion of a particle proposed by the author [P. K. Misra, Phys. Essays 2, 186 (1989); Phys. Essays 22, 478 (2009)]. It is shown that the calculated Lamb shifts between the 2S1/2 and 2P1/2 states, 1057.896 MHz for the hydrogen atom and 1059.343 MHz for the deuterium atom, compare favorably with their experimental values [M. Weitz et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 72, 328 (1994)] of 1057.845 MHz and 1059.221 MHz, respectively. Furthermore, the Lamb shift for the 1S level for the hydrogen atom is predicted to be 8174.779 MHz compared to the experimental value of 8172.86 MHz. The difference between the predicted and the experimental values of the Lamb shifts in the hydrogen atom and the deuterium atom are small. The ability to predict the Lamb shifts lends support to the theory proposed by the author.
Keywords: Lamb Shift, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Electrodynamics, Energy Fields Surrounding Rigid Bodies
Received: March 8, 2010; Accepted: May 31, 2010; Published Online: July 2, 2010