Higher Order Classical Corrections of the Lamb Shift

The usual result for the Lamb shift, the universal constant shift Eq. (24), is modified to Eq. (25), in which there appear classical, non constant, corrections to the famous calculation. These can be worked out with computer algebra and graphed. Inverse powers of the radiation volume appear in each term. So for small radiation volumes the correction may dominate, leading to entirely new spectral predictions.

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