ZhETF, Vol. 125,
p. 205 (February 2004)
(English translation - JETP,
Vol. 98, No. 2,
available online at www.springer.com
CORRECTIONS TO THE DEUTERIUM HYPERFINE STRUCTURE DUE TO DEUTERON EXCITATIONS
Khriplovich I.B., Milstein A.I.
Received: April 23, 2003
PACS: 12.20.-m, 31.30.Jv, 32.10.Fn
We consider corrections to the deuterium hyperfine structure originating from the two-photon exchange between the electron and the deuteron, with the deuteron excitations in intermediate states. In particular, the motion of the two intermediate nucleons as a whole is taken into account. The problem is solved in the zero-range approximation. The result is in good agreement with the experimental value of the deuterium hyperfine splitting.