Height of k-alpha lines

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What determine the relative heights of the k-alpha, k-beta peaks in the X-ray production curve?
 
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Well the the different heights are related to the different decay rates of K alpha and K beta transitions. Faster decay -> higher peak. This in turn is dependent on the wave functions of the initial and final electron states. I suspect it is probably determined by the Fermi Golden Rule, but don't quote me on that.
 

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