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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 
Discipline:  Physics 
Degree:  Ph.D. 
Genre:  Dissertation 
Subject(s):  BetheSalpeter equation
KemmerDuffin equations Schroedinger equation 
Abstract:  In this paper we present a generalization of Salpeter's approach to solving the BetheSalpeter 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 KemmerDuffin 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 BetheSalpeter 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 
Type:  Text 
Language:  English 
URI:  http://hdl.handle.net/2142/30008 
Rights Information:  © 1971 Carl Merredith Lund 
Date Available in IDEALS:  20120314 
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