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DtdA ω 8π c (87) Note from (85) that the perturbing Hamiltonian in (84) has two pieces, one proportional to e−iωt , and one proportional to e+iωt . The former leads to the absorption of a photon (Ek = Em + ω), while the latter leads to the emission of a photon (Ek = Em − ω). For a given set of initial and ﬁnal states, only one of the two terms can satisfy energy conservation, so we can treat them separately. The expression for the transition rate between initial state i and ﬁnal state f is thus: R= 2π q 2 2 | A0 |2 4m2 c2 f | e±ik·r εˆ(∗) · ∇ | i 2 δ(Ef − Ei ∓ ω) (88) where the top sign corresponds to absorption (with εˆ in the matrix element) and the bottom sign corresponds to emission (with εˆ∗ in the matrix element).

This is called an LS coupling scheme or sometimes Russell-Saunders coupling. The anti-symmetrization of the wave-function involves a superposition over permutations of the electron coordinates. Coupling involves a super(i) (i) position over diﬀerent values of ml and ms . In principle, one can antisymmetrize ﬁrst and couple afterwards or couple ﬁrst and anti-symmetrize afterwards. In practice, the latter is usually easier. The calculation of the matrix elements using these anti-symmetrized, coupled wave-functions can be quite complex if carried out by brute force.

89 eV)Z 2 (131) Note that the L-shell transitions for Fe fall close to 1 keV, in the center of the soft X-ray band. These are especially important for diagnostic purposes, as we will review in a subsequent chapter. Equation (127) implies that the scaling of the radial wave-function is like Z −1 . Speciﬁcally, the characteristic size of hydrogen-like ions is given roughly by a0 /Z, where a0 is the Bohr radius we deﬁned earlier. Recall from (102) that the oscillator strength for an E1 transition is proportional to ωij | f | r | i |2 .