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Characteristic X-rays

by fizikx
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Nov22-10, 03:08 PM
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Hello physics forum,

I'm running an experiment where characteristic x-ray are produced from an Iron sample, and I was just wondering if these x-rays are emitted in any random direction, or is there a "favored" direction they can be emitted in? Thank you in advance.

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There have been some studies investigating dependence of yield on the direction relative to different crystallographic planes (i.e., on single crystal targets). I know the intensity is not isotropic, but don't remember much more than that. You'll have to search the literature with some of these keywords to find any numbers.
Jan9-11, 10:16 AM
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There is no particular direction of released X-rays after hitting the target(in your case iron). But the rays which are released on this interaction will mixed up with Bremsstrahlung(braking radiation) and released as a sprectrum. its depend on the material what you using at the target side.
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