True muonium (μ+μ-) on the light front

Henry Lamm, Richard Lebed

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Applying Discretized Light Cone Quantization, we perform the first calculation of the spectrum of true muonium, the μ+μ- atom, as modified by the inclusion of an |ee¯〉 Fock component. The shift in the mass eigenvalue is found to be largest for triplet states. If me is taken to be a substantial fraction of mμ, the integrated probability of the electronic component of the 13S1 state is found to be as large as O (10-2). Initial studies of the Lamb shift for the atom are performed. Directions for making the simulations fully realistic are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number125003
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • Bound-states
  • Light-front quantization
  • Muonic atoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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