The interaction of a bound electron with the radiation field produced by the image charges that represent a surrounding cavity produces a shift in its orbital frequency and in its radiative decay time. We calculate the frequency shift and the change in the damping constant for a cyclotron motion at the midpoint of a lossy, cylindrical cavity. The frequency shift can easily be so large as to have important consequences for the University of Washington g-2 measurements.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)