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Electron screening in muonic atoms

Vogel, P. (1973) Electron screening in muonic atoms. Physical Review A, 7 (1). pp. 63-69. ISSN 0556-.

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Screening corrections to the muon binding energies are computed for Pb, Tl, Ba, and O. Available methods of calculation are compared. It is shown that in a broad range of atomic charges and muon states the screening of nuclear charge by the muon is almost complete, and therefore the electron density of the Z-1 element can be used in most applications. The effect of the muon on the electron cloud and the effect of the vacancies in electron shells on the screening corrections are calculated and discussed. The degree of ionization of the electron 1s1/2 orbit is determined by a cascade calculation including repopulation from the 2p shell.

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Additional Information:© 1973 by The American Physical Society. Received 26 May 1972. I would like to thank Dr. H. Backe and the CERN group for providing me with their cascade computer program and for sending the preprint (Ref. 5) prior to publication. Comments by Professor F. Boehm and Professor L. Tauscher are greatly appreciated. Work performed under the auspices of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission under Contract No. AT (04-3)-63.
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