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Single-photon double K-shell ionization of low-Z atoms

Hoszowska, Joanna ; Kheifets, A. S. ; Dousse, Jean-Claude ; Bray, Igor ; Cao, Wei ; Fennane, Karima ; Kayser, Yves ; Kavčič, Matjaz ; Szlachetko, Jakub ; Szlachetko, Monika

In: Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2010, vol. 212, no. 1, p. 012006

The photon energy dependence of the double K-shell ionization of light atoms is reported. Experimental double-to-single photoionization cross section ratios for Mg, Al, Si and Ca were obtained from measurements of high-resolution x-ray emission spectra. The double photoionization (DPI) cross-sections for K-shell hollow atom production are compared to convergent close-coupling calculations (CCC)... Plus

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    Summary
    The photon energy dependence of the double K-shell ionization of light atoms is reported. Experimental double-to-single photoionization cross section ratios for Mg, Al, Si and Ca were obtained from measurements of high-resolution x-ray emission spectra. The double photoionization (DPI) cross-sections for K-shell hollow atom production are compared to convergent close-coupling calculations (CCC) for neutral atoms and He-like ions. The relative importance of the initial-state and final-state electron-electron interactions to the K-shell DPI in many-electron atoms and two-electron ions is addressed. Physical mechanisms and scaling laws of the K-shell double photoionization are examined. A semiempirical universal scaling of the DPI cross sections with the effective nuclear charge for neutral atoms 2≤Z≤47 is established.