Lamb shifts and fine-structure splittings for light muonic ions: Hyperfine-structure corrections

R. A. Swainson
Gordon W. F. Drake, University of Windsor

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Our previous calculations for the energy splittings of the states 2s1/2-2p1/2 and 2s1/2-2p3/2 for the muonic ions - Li, - Be, and - B are extended to include hyperfine-structure corrections. The results show that there is a rich spectrum of well-resolved hyperfine transitions lying throughout the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum. A measurement of the transition frequencies would provide a precise determination of the nuclear radius and the hyperfine-structure coupling constants. © 1986 The American Physical Society.