Hadronic contribution of light by light scattering in the energy spectrum of muonic hydrogen
1 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, BLTP, 141980, Moscow region, Dubna, Russia
2 Samara University, 443086, Samara, Russia
3 Matrosov Institute for System Dynamics and Control Theory SB RAS, 664033, Irkutsk, Russia
Published online: 3 April 2019
The contribution from scalar meson (S) exchange to the potential of the muon-proton interaction in muonic hydrogen induced by the scalar meson coupling to the two photon state is calculated. An estimate of transition form factor S → γγ is given on the basis of the quark model and experimental data on the decay widths . It is shown that scalar meson exchange contribution to the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen ∆ELs(2P – 2S) is large and important for a comparison with precise experimental data.
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