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Title:Perturbation theory of two particle bound states in QED for particles of spin ��� 1;
Perturbation theory of two particle bound states in QED for particles of spin grater than or equal to 1
Author(s):Lund, Carl Meredith
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Sullivan, J.D.
Department / Program:Physics
Subject(s):Bethe-Salpeter equation
Kemmer-Duffin equations
Schroedinger equation
Abstract:In this paper we present a generalization of Salpeter's approach to solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation for the hydrogen atom to the case of any two particles of spin ≤ 1. In order to preserve the same general form of Salpeter's scheme the Kemmer-Duffin equations are used to describe the spin 1 or spin 0 particleso The general method involves separating out the single scalar photon exchange as the zero order problem, whose approximate solution is the ordinary Schroedinger equation solution, and developing a perturbation theory to calculate the effects of the other irreducible diagrams of the Bethe-Salpeter equation, As an example of how to work with the formalism developed here we work out the order ɑm/M corrections to the hyperfine structure of atomic deuterium under the assumption of the minimal electromagnetic interaction.
Issue Date:1971
Rights Information:© 1971 Carl Merredith Lund
Date Available in IDEALS:2012-03-14

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