Lower bound to limiting fields in nonlinear electrodynamics

  • In view of new high-precision experiments in atomic physics it seems necessary to reexamine nonlinear theories of electrodynamics. The precise calculation of electronic and muonic atomic energies has been used to determine the possible size of the upper limit Emax to the electric field strength, which has been assumed to be a parameter. This is opposed to Born's idea of a purely electromagnetic origin of the electron's mass which determines Emax. We find Emax≥1.7×1020 V/cm.

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Author:Gerhard SoffGND, Johann RafelskiORCiDGND, Walter GreinerGND
Parent Title (German):Physical review A
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/06/27
Year of first Publication:1973
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/06/27
Page Number:5
First Page:903
Last Page:907
Source:Phys. Rev. A 7, 903~V907 (1973), ©1973 The American Physical Society, http://link.aps.org/abstract/PRA/v7/p903
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht