Photon-Scattering Theory of the Quenching of Hydrogenic Metastables

G. W. F. Drake, R. B. Grimley
1973 Physical review. A, General physics  
The quenching of hydrogenic metastables is formulated as a near-resonant photon-scattering problem, and a complete analysis of the polarization and angular distribution of the emitted radiation is presented. The contribution from np states with n &2 is calculated, and an alternative method of measuring the Lamb shift is suggested.
doi:10.1103/physreva.8.157 fatcat:dkf6krtpjrdf5ka4lqrk2lxpee