Strong LSJ dependence of fluorescence yields: Breakdown of the configuration-average approximation

M. F. Hasoglu, T. W. Gorczyca, K. T. Korista, S. T. Manson, N. R. Badnell, D. W. Savin

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Using the five-electron K-shell vacancy 1s2s(2)2p(2) configuration as an example, we show that the fluorescence yields of the eight LSJ states of the configuration exhibit a dramatic dependence on LSJ. These results demonstrate that, in general, configuration-average fluorescence data are inappropriate for astrophysical modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L149-L152
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006


  • atomic data
  • atomic processes
  • formation
  • X-rays
  • X-ray emmission
  • vacancy states
  • auger
  • plasma

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