Atomic electron excitation probabilities during orbital electron capture by the nucleus
Abstract
Approximate probabilities of electron excitation (shakeup/shakeoff) from various atomic states during nuclear ns electron capture have been calculated in the sudden approximation, using HartreeFock wave functions. Total excitation probabilities are much lower than during innershell ionization by photons or electrons, and ns states are more likely to be excited than np states. This latter result is borne out by Kα xray satellite spectra. RADIOACTIVITY Atomic electron excitation (shakeup/shakeoff) during nuclear electron capture, calculated form HartreeFock wave functions.
 Publication:

Physical Review C
 Pub Date:
 March 1979
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevC.19.1042
 Bibcode:
 1979PhRvC..19.1042C
 Keywords:

 Atomic Excitations;
 Electron Capture;
 Electron Orbitals;
 Nuclear Capture;
 Radioactive Decay;
 Transition Probabilities;
 Hartree Approximation;
 Ion Atom Interactions;
 Photoionization;
 Satellite Observation;
 Nuclear and HighEnergy Physics