Talk:Precision tests of QED
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I'll be adding more to this article in the next few days. Help is always welcomed! HEL 14:46, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
The following subsections need to be expanded:
- Anomalous magnetic dipole moments - there's an update in a 2006 New Scientist article. --> left my notes on campus by mistake; will try to expand this later.
- Positronium - explain. --> done.
- Condensed matter. --> expanded a bit; condensed-matter expert needed.
I'll be trying to put in some work on these in the next few days. HEL 02:37, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
- I'm more or less done for now. HEL 00:07, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
Note: Data for value for Alpha was based on bad data in Feb 07 [Gabrielse et al]
Old 1/Alpha: 137.035999710 (+/-96)
New (erratum June 2007): 1/Alpha: 137.035999068 (+/-96)
The main article has not been updated —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:29, 9 November 2007 (UTC)
In the lead we have
- after special relativity which currently is tested  to 10-21 etc.
NIST Experiments Challenge Fundamental Understanding of Electromagnetism
NIST Experiments Challenge Fundamental Understanding of Electromagnetism (27 Nov 2012). Briefly, the last electron in an otherwise-completely ionized atom of titanium or iron, emits a photon of the wrong energy when falling back to the lowest orbital after excitement. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:29, 4 December 2012 (UTC)
“[…]the value of α obtained here is within one standard deviation of that found from the electron's anomalous magnetic dipole moment, an agreement to within ten parts in a billion.”