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Understanding the proton radius puzzle: Nuclear structure effects in light muonic atoms

Chen Ji, Oscar Javier Hernandez, Nir Nevo Dinur, Sonia Bacca, Nir Barnea
We present calculations of nuclear structure effects to the Lamb shift in light muonic atoms. We adopt a modern ab-initio approach by combining state-of-the-art nuclear potentials with the hyperspherical harmonics method. Our calculations are instrumental to the determination of nuclear charge radii in the Lamb shift measurements, which will shed light on the proton radius puzzle.
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EPJ Web Conf. 113 (2016) 03006