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Secondary effect of Electron capture and Internal conversion

  1. Jan 3, 2016 #1
    During Internal conversion, the nucleus transfer some energy to an electron in K-shell cause the electron eject out of the atom. After which there left a hole in K-shell then either by releases auger electron or characteristic X-ray the atom de-excited itself.
    During Electron capture, a proton in the nucleus absorbs an electron in inner shell and turns itself into a neutron then an neutrino emitted. In this situation there left a hole in the K-shell as well. My question is: Will there be auger electron or characteristic X-ray observed after electron capture, Since both with the absence of an electron in inner shell of the atom.
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2016 #2

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