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Electron's emission in Sn atom

  1. May 16, 2015 #1
    Good morning everybody, here's a problem about excitations energy of the core level of a Sn atom.
    It says to construct the scheme of the core levels of Sn indicating the excitations energies. Now the K edge (the problem doesn't say we are necessarily talking about X-rays, but I think we are because of this notation) is at λ=0.425 A and the first two lines are Kα=0.517 A and Kβ=0.437 A. (A is for "angstrom": 10^-10 m)

    Now shouldn't the excitations energies be just hc/λ ? Probably I actually didn't understand what Kα and Kβ are. I think they are the wavelengths of the emissed photoelectrons due to X-ray, but i'm probably wrong.

    Who can help me? Thanks.
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  3. May 21, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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