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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 224–231

Atomic inner-shell transitions

Bernd Crasemann, Mau Hsiung Chen, and Hans Mark  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 224-231 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.1.000224


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Abstract

Atomic inner-shell processes have quite different characteristics, in several important aspects, from processes in the optical regime. Energies are large, e.g., the 1s binding energy reaches 100 keV at Z = 87; relativistic and quantum-electrodynamic effects therefore are strong. Radiationless transitions vastly dominate over photon emission in most cases. Isolated inner-shell vacancies have pronounced single-particle character, with correlations generally contributing only ~1 eV to the 1s and 2p binding energies; the structure of such systems is thus well tractable by independent-particle self-consistent-field atomic models. For systems containing multiple deep inner-shell vacancies, or for highly stripped ions, the importance of relativistic intermediate coupling and configuration interaction becomes pronounced. Cancellation of the Coulomb interaction can lead to strong manifestations of the Breit interaction in such phenomena as multiplet splitting and hypersatellite x-ray shifts. Unique opportunities arise for the test of theory.

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Bernd Crasemann, Mau Hsiung Chen, and Hans Mark, "Atomic inner-shell transitions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 224-231 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-1-2-224


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