Hadronic vacuum polarization and the Lamb shift
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Recent improvements in the determination of the running of the fine-structure
constant also allow an update of the hadronic vacuum-polarization contribution
to the Lamb shift. We find a shift of -3.40(7) kHz to the 1S level of hydrogen.
We also comment on the contribution of this effect to the determination by
elastic electron scattering of the r.m.s. radii of nuclei.
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