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In a characteristic interaction, an x-ray photon results when:
An outer shell electron fills a hole left by an ejected inner shell electron
When a ______________________ occurs, the incident electron interacts with the force field of the nucleus:
The energy of a characteristic photon depends on the:
Difference of binding energies of the two shells involved
In a bremsstrahlung interaction, the emission of a photon is caused by:
The deceleration of the electron as it nears the nucleus
It is necessary for the incident electron to have higher energy than the K-shell electrons in order for this interaction to occur:
The energy of the photons produced in bremsstrahlung x-ray production is dependent on:
Incident electron speed
Atomic # of target
Electron to nucleus distance
Explain the difference between keV and kVp
keV: Unit of measure of binding energy of an electron
Kvp: controls the quality of electrons striking the target
What effect does increasing the kVp have on the total x-ray emission spectrum?
Changes the Amplitude and the Number of Photons
X-rays are produced when a high-speed electron from the _____ hits the _____ target.
Cathode / Anode
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