Schlachter, Alfred S. Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley Hills, California.
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A term that refers to two processes, one atomic and the other nuclear, in both of which an electron is captured: by a charged particle (an ion) passing through matter, when an electron is captured into an atomic orbital (in the atomic case); or by a nucleus (in the nuclear case), which results in radioactive decay of the nucleus.
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