Relativistic Calculations and Measurements of Energies, Auger Rates, and Lifetimes
Final rept. 15 Jan 1984-14 Jan 1985
TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE MUNICH (GERMANY F R) INST FUER ANGEWANDTE BOTANIK
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Deep atomic hole states constitute a regime that has only recently become amenable to detailed investigation. The physics of atomic inner shells are peculiar in several respects i Transitions are mostly radiationless, proceed through many channels, and are often very strong hole state lifetimes thus become as short as attoseconds, with widths measured in tens of electron volts. The dynamics of inner-shell transitions consequently exhibit unusual features. This research program has explored these peculiar properties of energetic inner shell processes. Attention has been paid to relativistic and quantum-electrodynamic effects and large-scale state-of-the-art computations of hole state energies and transition rates have been made. In the course of this work, there has been developed the first general computer code for the relativistic calculation of Auger rates.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
- Quantum Theory and Relativity