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Electromagnetic Radiation Reaction and Stability of the Hydrogen-Like Atoms

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ABSTRACT

Based on a suitable linear combination of the physical and un-physical electromagnetic potentials, the radiation reaction potentials have been calculated. Through the near zone expansion of the potentials, it has been shown that in either of the relativistic and non-relativistic cases the outgoing (radiated) energy of the electrons orbiting the nucleus is substituted by incoming (electromagnetic radiation reaction) energy. This means that energy is conserved and the classical hydrogen-like atoms are stable.

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M. Dehghani, "Electromagnetic Radiation Reaction and Stability of the Hydrogen-Like Atoms," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 2 No. 11, 2011, pp. 1415-1419. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2011.211174.

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