A Statistical Analysis of the Nuclear Structure Uncertainties in μD
Paper i proceeding, 2020

The charge radius of the deuteron (D), was recently determined to three times the precision compared with previous measurements using the measured Lamb shift in muonic deuterium ((formula presented)D). However, the (formula presented)D value is 5.6 (formula presented) smaller than the world averaged CODATA-2014 value (Pohl R et al. (2016) Science 353:669 [1]). To shed light on this discrepancy we analyze the uncertainties of the nuclear structure calculations of the Lamb shift in (formula presented)D and conclude that nuclear theory uncertainty is not likely to be the source of the discrepancy.


O. J. Hernandez


Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

University of British Columbia (UBC)

S. Bacca

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

University of Manitoba


N. Barnea

The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

N. Nevo Dinur


Andreas Ekström

Chalmers, Fysik, Subatomär, högenergi- och plasmafysik

C. Ji

Huazhong Normal University

Springer Proceedings in Physics

09308989 (ISSN) 18674941 (eISSN)

Vol. 238 833-837

22nd International Conference on Few-Body Problems in Physics
Caen, France,


Subatomär fysik

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik



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