Solution of the Dirac Equation for Scalar Potentials and its Implications in Atomic Physics

Gerhard Soff, Berndt Müller, Johann Rafelski, Walter Greiner

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The Dirac equation is solved for mixed vector-scalar potentials. The limits on the scalar coupling constant are set by precision atomic experiments. We obtain the maximal size of the scalar coupling constant α′=2.5.10-8 per charge unit. Deviations from the Mott scattering are also determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1389-1396
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Naturforschung - Section A Journal of Physical Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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