Turkish Journal of Physics




The average number of ejected electrons and the probability of ion charge state distributions following K-shell ionization in atoms from Z = 10 to Z = 80 were calculated. Monte Carlo simulation technique was used to simulate all possible pathways of radiative and non-radiative transitions to fill the inner-shell ionization in excited atoms. The radiative and non-radiative branching ratios were calculated from Multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock (MCDF) and Dirac-Fock-Slater (DFS) wave functions. The average number of ejected electrons in atoms with Z = 10 is about two, because the non-radiative transitions exceed radiative transitions by 98\%. The mean number of ejected electrons increases with atomic number Z. The results of ion charge state distributions and mean ejected number agree well with available experimental values.


Atomic properties, Auger vacancy cascades, ion charge state distributions.

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