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Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics
Eur. Phys. J. D 56, 1-6 (2010)
DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2009-00259-5

Relativistic $\mathsf{K}$ shell decay rates and fluorescence yields for Zn, Cd and Hg

C. Casteleiro1, F. Parente2, P. Indelicato3 and J.P. Marques1

1  Centro de Física Atómica e Departamento Física, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande, Ed. C8, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
2  Centro de Física Atómica e Departamento Física da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Monte da Caparica, 2825-114 Caparica, Portugal
3  Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, École Normale Supérieure, CNRS, Université P. et M. Curie - Paris 6, Case 74, 4 place Jussieu, 75252 Paris Cedex 05, France


Received 24 April 2009 / Received in final form 3 September 2009 / Published online 3 October 2009

In this work we use the multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock method to calculate the transition probabilities for all possible decay channels, radiative and radiationless, of a K shell vacancy in Zn, Cd and Hg atoms. The obtained transition probabilities are then used to calculate the corresponding fluorescence yields, which are compared to existing theoretical, semi-empirical and experimental results.

31.15.A- - Ab initio calculations.
32.80.Hd - Auger effect.

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