QED self-energy contribution to highly excited atomic states

Éric-Olivier Le Bigot, Paul Indelicato, Peter J. Mohr
2001 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We present numerical values for the self-energy shifts predicted by QED (Quantum Electrodynamics) for hydrogenlike ions (nuclear charge $60 \le Z \le 110$) with an electron in an $n=3$, 4 or 5 level with high angular momentum ($5/2\le j \le 9/2$). Applications include predictions of precision transition energies and studies of the outer-shell structure of atoms and ions.
doi:10.1103/physreva.64.052508 fatcat:xqvofawoy5fwfdraf4ybuumbvi