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Precise calculations of atomic electron binding energies in fermium
The comparison between the experimental binding energies for the K, L, and M electrons for fermium and the results of our Dirac-Fock calculation, taking into account all tractable corrections, leads to agreement within about 20 eV. This shows that the present method of calculation is an adequate description of this problem and that nonlinear electrodynamical effects will not be present in nature or will be smaller than 1% compared to the values recently proposed. It is found that the energies of electronic transitions can now be used to estimate the nuclear radius.