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Internal conversion

  1. Oct 22, 2008 #1
    Hi all,
    Why the probability of knocking out k-shell electron in internal conversion is higher? Please dont mention here that k-shell is nearer to nucleus.
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  3. Oct 22, 2008 #2


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    Look at the radial wave functions, K-shell (L = 0) electrons have HIGHER PROBABILITY to be inside the atomic nucleus. The radial wave functions are found in almost any introductory quantum mechanics source.
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