Electron captur

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Scheme o twa teeps o electron captur. Tap: The nucleus absorbs an electron. Lawer left: An ooter electron replaces the "missin" electron. An x-ray, equal in energy tae the difference atween the twa electron shells, is emittit.. Lawer richt: In the Auger effect, the energy released whan the ooter electron replaces the inner electron is transferred tae an ooter electron. The ooter electron is ejectit frae the atom, leavin a positive ion.

Electron captur (K-electron captur, an aa K-captur, or L-electron captur, L-captur) is a process in that the proton-rich nucleus o an electrically neutral atom absorbs an inner atomic electron, uisually frae the K or L electron shell.