Study of the K shell photoelectric parameters of Dy, Yb and W atoms using low energy bremsstrahlung radiation
Department of Studies in PhysicsKarnatak University,
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Received: 30 July 2010
Received in final form: 3 November 2010
Published online: 18 February 2011
Low energy external bremsstrahlung (EB) photons were used to estimate the K shell photoelectric parameters; the K shell photoelectric cross section at the K edge, the K shell binding energy, the K shell jump ratio, the K shell jump factors, the Davisson-Kirchner ratio and the K shell oscillator strength for dysprosium (Dy), ytterbium (Yb) and tungsten (W) atoms. The EB photons are produced in the nickel (Ni) target by using the beta particles from a weak beta source of 90Sr–90Y. These photons are made to fall on these elemental targets of our interest and the transmitted spectrum is measured using GMX 10P HPGe detector coupled to an 8K multichannel analyzer. The sharp decrease at the K edge in the measured spectrum is used to determine the K shell photoelectric parameters of these elements. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical values.
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