conversion electron


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conversion electron

[kən′vər·zhən i′lek‚trän]
(nuclear physics)
An electron which receives energy directly from a nucleus in an internal conversion process and is thereby expelled from the atom.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The calibration of the detection system is performed using the 113 Sn emission of a 364 keV conversion electron. The source was mounted on a linear track along the central axis of the cell and the detection effciency was measured at various positions in the trapping region.