Atomic Inner-Shell Processes

Atomic Inner-Shell Processes

1st Edition - January 28, 1975

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  • Editor: Bernd Crasemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148801

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Ionization and Transition Probabilities is the first volume in Atomic Inner Shell Processes which describes the relative status of the physics of atomic inner shells. Both volumes can be applied and used in various traditional scientific disciplines. Volume I consists of 11 chapters written by different authors, each an expert in the field. The book discusses mainly the inner-shell excitation by electrons, heavy-charged particles, and photons and the atomic excitation as seen in nuclear decay. The theory of radiative and radiationless transitions is also explored in terms of single-particle descriptions and many-body approaches. Other major concepts covered in this comprehensive volume include the developments in theory of multiple decay processes; transition energies and their calculations; and energy shifts that are results of chemical environment and hyperfine interactions. This first volume serves as a valuable reference to many scientists and researchers in various fields like atomic and nuclear physics, astrophysics, chemistry, surface and materials science, and engineering or radiation shields.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Volume II

    1 Theory of Charged-Particle Excitation

    1.1. Introduction

    1.2. Born Approximation

    1.3. Electron-Impact Ionization

    1.4. Coulomb Ionization of Inner Shells by Heavy Charged Particles

    1.5. General Semiclassical Theory of Inner-Shell Ionization


    2 Ion-Atom Collisions

    2.1. Introduction

    2.2. Reaction Mechanisms

    2.3. Experimental Measurements on Ion-Atom Collisions

    2.4. Metastable States with K-Shell Vacancies


    3 Photoionization of Inner-Shell Electrons

    3.1. Introduction

    3.2. Photoeffect at High Energies

    3.3. Photoeffect at Low Energies

    3.4. Beyond the One-Electron Approximation: Many-Body Effects

    3.5. Approaches for Extended Systems

    3.6. Comparison with Experimental Evidence

    3.7. Unsolved Problems


    4 Ionization through Nuclear Electron Capture and Internal Conversion

    4.1. Electron Capture

    4.2. Internal Conversion


    5 Some Secondary Atomic Effects Accompanying Nuclear Transitions

    5.1. Introduction

    5.2. Atomic Effects Reflected in Internal Conversion Electron Spectra

    5.3. Internal Ionization Accompanying Beta Decay

    5.4. Internal Ionization Accompanying Electron Capture


    6 Radiative Transitions

    6.1. Introduction

    6.2. Relativistic Matrix Elements

    6.3. X-Ray Rate Calculations

    6.4. Angular Correlations

    6.5. Concluding Remarks


    7 Auger and Coster-Kronig Transitions

    7.1. Introduction

    7.2. Spectroscopy

    7.3. Auger-Electron Energy and Wave Functions

    7.4. Linewidths

    7.5. The Auger Effect in Multiple-Vacancy Atoms

    7.6. The Auger Effect in Atoms with Single Initial Vacancies

    7.7. Summary


    8 Many-Body Perturbation Approaches to the Calculation of Transition Probabilities

    8.1. Introduction

    8.2. Brief Review of Many-Body Perturbation Theory and Its Application to Atoms

    8.3. Auger Rates

    8.4. Radiative Rates

    8.5. Photoionization


    9 Two-Photon Emission, the Radiative Auger Effect, and the Double Auger Process

    9.1. Introduction

    9.2. Two-Photon Emission

    9.3. The Radiative Auger Effect

    9.4. The Double Auger Process


    10 Transition Energies

    10.1. Introduction

    10.2. Atomic State Energies–Hartree-Fock Methods

    10.3. Transition Energies–Theoretical Considerations

    10.4. Applications

    10.5. Conclusion


    11 Isotope Shifts, Chemical Shifts, and Hyperfine Interaction of Atomic K x Rays

    11.1. Introduction

    11.2. Experimental Methods for Isotope-Shift and Chemical-Shift Measurements

    11.3. Isotope Shift

    11.4. Chemical Shift

    11.5. Hyperfine Effects


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 28, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148801

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Bernd Crasemann

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