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Relaxation
Recovery of the atom to a stable state following ionization, by emission of a Characteristic X-ray or an Auger electron.


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Characteristic X-rays
The production of Characteristic X-rays is a two-stage process: ionization followed by relaxation (see  
X-ray intensity
Remember that the production of Characteristic X-rays is a two-stage process: ionization followed by relaxation with the production of an X-ray photon.