photoelectric absorption


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photoelectric absorption

[¦fōd·ō·i′lek·trik əb′sȯrp·shən]
(electronics)
Absorption of photons in one of the several photoelectric effects.
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The process of photoelectric absorption relies on the emission of a core-shell electron from an atom, which leaves the atom ionized.
Thus, the unrenormalized Scofield photoelectric absorption cross sections are currently used in XCOM.
With the help of this software it is also possible to obtain partial cross sections for photoelectric absorption, scattering (incoherent and coherent), and pair production.