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Energy Levels of Highly Excited Muonic Atoms

Griffith, J. E. and Haff, P. K. and Tombrello, T. A. (1974) Energy Levels of Highly Excited Muonic Atoms. Annals of Physics, 87 (1). pp. 1-16. ISSN 0003-4916. doi:10.1016/0003-4916(74)90444-8.

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Energy levels of muonic atom states with high principal quantum number are examined. A Thomas-Fermi type treatment is used in all but the lightest atoms to take account of the effects of electron shielding. Transition energies of the muon are compared to electron binding energies, and implications for muon lifetimes are discussed. The splitting of angular momentum substates is explicitly studied; transitions with no change in principal quantum number are unlikely to be important. Effective charges for the muon are computed. The possibility of an absorptive component of the muon potential is raised.

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Additional Information:© 1974 Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 31 January 1974, Available online 27 September 2004. We wish to thank M. Riherd for providing us with the numerical solutions of the Schrödinger equation and S. Koonin for discussions of absorptive processes in the muon cascade. One of us (P.K.H.) wishes to acknowledge useful discussions with Professor Arthur Huffman.
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Official Citation:J.E Griffith, P.K Haff, T.A Tombrello, Energy levels of highly excited muonic atoms, Annals of Physics, Volume 87, Issue 1, September 1974, Pages 1-16, ISSN 0003-4916, (
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