Date: November 1, 1991
Creator: Yu, Y. C.; McNeir, M. R.; Weathers, Duncan L.; Duggan, Jerome L.; McDaniel, Floyd Del. (Floyd Delbert), 1942- & Lapicki, Gregory
Description: This article discusses K-shell x-ray-production cross sections. Abstract: K-shell x-ray-production cross sections are reported for elements with K-shell x-ray energies between 277 eV (C) and 1487 eV (Al). The x-ray measurements were made with a windowless Si(Li) detector that was calibrated for efficiency by comparing bremsstrahlung spectra from electron bombardment of thin foils of aluminum, silver, and gold with theoretically determined bremsstrahlung spectral distributions. The x-ray-production cross-section measurements are compared to first-order Born and perturbed-stationary-state with energy-loss, Coulomb deflection, and relativistic corrections (ECPSSR) ionization theories using single-hole fluorescence yields. The ECPSSR and first-order Born theoretical predictions are, in general, in close agreement with each other and both generally fit the data quite well.
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