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X ray problem

  1. Sep 25, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the ratio of the energies of the K characteristic x rays of carbon to those of Magnesium.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I did it using Bohr's expression of energy...Is there any other method to do it?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2007 #2

    Gokul43201

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    If you are using Bohr, make sure you account for screening (to determine an effective nuclear charge) using Slater's rules.

    More likely, you are required to use Moseley's semi-empirical, somewhat-Bohr-based relationship. Your textbook should cover this.
     
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