Calculation of Coster-Kronig Enhancement Factors For Nd-60 and Pm-61 at Different Excitation Energies

Yilmaz R. , Tas R., Babayigit R., Arici K.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.23, no.7, pp.3148-3150, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Page Numbers: pp.3148-3150


Coster-Kronig processes are radiationless in which an inner-shell vacancy is transferred from one subshell of an atom to another, both belonging to the same principal shell. Because of the effect of Coster-Kronig transition on L X-ray fluorescence cross sections, an increase in L X-ray intensity were calculated theoretically at different exciation energies for L-1, L-2 and L-3 subshells. These are called as Coster-Kronig enhancement factors and were represented as K-i(i = alpha, beta, l). These calculated values were compared with other experimental and theoretical values. Calculations showed that when the excitation energies were increased with respect to absorbtion edge energy, L X-ray fluorescence cross sections decrease while Coster-Kronig enhancement factors increase.