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Date: 7/14/2003


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Is it possible for a sodium atom to emit an X-ray photon?


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Yes. If you knock out an inner-shell electron, the outer electrons will cascade down, emitting photons of various wavelengths, including x-rays of roughly 330 and 580 nm.

Tim Mooney



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