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Explanation behind Moseley's Law?

  1. Mar 31, 2013 #1
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2013
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  3. Apr 1, 2013 #2


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    That page attempts to explain the Z-1. What part of it are you having trouble with?
  4. Apr 3, 2013 #3
    wiki states it is "predominantly a consequence of the difference of the value of the electron-electron repulsion in the initial and final states of the atom that undergoes the x-ray transition"

    but I'm not sure how we can derive the values of 1 and 7.6
  5. Apr 5, 2013 #4
    so initially Moseley thought it was due to screening
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