, Volume 20, Issue 3, pp 175–182 | Cite as

Relative strengths of the competing multipoles in the K and L series x-ray spectra in theNR limit

  • V S Edlabadkar
  • Chintamani Mande
Atomic Physics


For most of the transitions of theK andL series x-ray spectra the ratio of the contributions of the competing multipoles, δ2, is independent of the radial matrix element in the non-relativistic limit. In the present paper calculations of δ2 are made in the non-relativistic limit which give the relative strengths of the two closely competing electric and magnetic multipoles. The dominant mode in the emission processes of the transitions in theK andL series x-ray spectra has been assigned on the basis of these calculations.


X-ray spectral lines forbidden lines multipole emission classification of spectral lines radial matrix element relativistic and non-relativistic limits 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V S Edlabadkar
    • 1
  • Chintamani Mande
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentNagpur UniversityNagpurIndia

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