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1

Bremsstrahlung radiation means?

"braking radiation" produced by slowing of incident electrons

2

What is needed for xray production?

source of electrons
acceleration of electrons
deceleration of electrons

3

What two interactions are needed to create xray photons?

Bremmstrahlung
characteristic

4

Bremsstrahlung interaction occurs between?

incident electron
nucleus of an atom

5

Incident electrons that travel closer to the nucleus will produce _____ energy photons?

higher

6

Nucleus has a charge of?

positive

7

Outtershell electrons have a charge of?

negative

8

Bremmstrahlung photon carries an energy _____ to or ____ than the incident electron?

equal, less

9

What is the innermost shell of all atoms?

kshell

10

What shell has the highest binding energy?

kshell

11

Characteristic radiation means?

"specific energies"

12

Characteristic radiation requires how much binding energy?

69.5 keV

13

Which interaction is an incident electron interacts with an inner shell electron, kshell electron is ejected from its orbital position and an outter shell electron moves in to fill the space?

characteristic radiation

14

Binding energy closest to the nucleus is ____?

greatest

15

Increasing kvp= _____ quantitiy of characterisic photons

increases

16

What is the movement of an outter shell electron to fill a vacancy in an inner shell?

cascade effect

17

What is needed for a characteristic radiation to occur?

inner shell electrons
incident electrons

18

What is the process of adding/removing electrons from an atom?

Ionization