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Effects of finite-light-speed correction for the Coulomb interaction on nuclear binding energies and radii in spherical nuclei

  title={Effects of finite-light-speed correction for the Coulomb interaction on nuclear binding energies and radii in spherical nuclei},
  author={T. Naito},
The finite-light-speed correction to the Coulomb interaction called the Breit correction is discussed with Skyrme Hartree-Fock calculations. It is found that the correction to the total energy is about 800 keV for Pb, while proton and neutron radii do not change significantly. Effects of the Breit correction are also compared to the correction due to the vacuum polarization. It is shown that the two contributions to the total energy are comparable in light nuclei, but the latter dominates in… Expand

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