Superheavy elements and an upper limit to the electric field strength

  • An upper limit to the electric field strength, such as that of the nonlinear electrodynamics of Born and Infeld, leads to dramatic differences in the energy eigenvalues and wave functions of atomic electrons bound to superheavy nuclei. For example, the 1s1/2 energy level joins the lower continuum at Z=215 instead of Z=174, the value obtained when Maxwell's equations are used to determine the electric field.

Download full text files

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar
Author:Johann RafelskiORCiDGND, Lewis P. Fulcher, Walter GreinerGND
Parent Title (German):Physical review letters
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2006/06/26
Year of first Publication:1971
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/06/26
Page Number:4
First Page:958
Last Page:961
Institutes:Physik / Physik
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht