International
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Volume C
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
Edited by E. Prince

International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. C, ch. 4.2, p. 191

Table 4.2.1.2 

U. W. Arndta

Table 4.2.1.2| top | pdf |
Correspondence between IUPAC and Siegbahn notations for X-ray diagram lines; from Jenkins, Manne, Robin & Senemaud (1991[link]), courtesy of IUPAC

SiegbahnIUPACSiegbahnIUPACSiegbahnIUPAC
[K\alpha_1] [K\hbox{-}L_3] [L\alpha_1] [L_3\hbox{-}M_5] [L\gamma_1] [L_2\hbox{-}N_4]
[K\alpha_2] [K\hbox{-}L_2] [L\alpha_2] [L_3\hbox{-}M_4] [L\gamma_2] [L_1\hbox{-}N_2]
[K\beta_1] [K\hbox{-}M_3] [L\beta_1] [L_2\hbox{-}M_4] [L\gamma_3] [L_1\hbox{-}N_3]
[K\beta^1_2] [K\hbox{-}N_3] [L\beta_2] [L_3\hbox{-}N_5] [L\gamma_4] [L_1\hbox{-}O_3]
[K\beta^{11}_2] [K\hbox{-}N_2] [L\beta_3] [L_1\hbox{-}M_3] [L\gamma'_4] [L_1\hbox{-}O_2]
[K\beta_3] [K\hbox{-}M_2] [L\beta_4] [L_1\hbox{-}M_2] [L\gamma_5] [L_2\hbox{-}N_1]
[K\beta^1_4] [K\hbox{-}N_5] [L\beta_5] [L_3\hbox{-}O_{4,5}] [L\gamma_6] [L_2\hbox{-}O_4]
[K\beta^{11}_4] [K\hbox{-}N_4] [L\beta_6] [L_3\hbox{-}N_1] [L\gamma_8] [L_2\hbox{-}O_1]
[K\beta_{4x}] [K\hbox{-}N_4] [L\beta_7] [L_3\hbox{-}O_1] [L\gamma'_8] [L_2\hbox{-}N_{6(7)}]
[K\beta^1_5] [K\hbox{-}M_5] [L\beta'_7] [L_3\hbox{-}N_{6,7}] [L_\eta] [L_2\hbox{-}M_1]
[K\beta^{11}_5] [K\hbox{-}M_4] [L\beta_9] [L_1\hbox{-}M_5] [Ll] [L_3\hbox{-}M_1]
    [L\beta_{10}] [L_1\hbox{-}M_4] [Ls] [L_3\hbox{-}M_3]
    [L\beta_{15}] [L_3\hbox{-}N_4] [Lt] [L_3\hbox{-}M_2]
    [L\beta_{17}] [L_2\hbox{-}M_3] [Lu] [L_3\hbox{-}N_{6,7}]
        [Lv] [L_2\hbox{-}N_{6(7)}]

SiegbahnIUPAC
[M\alpha_1] [M_5\hbox{-}N_7]
[M\alpha_2] [M_5\hbox{-}N_6]
[M\beta] [M_4\hbox{-}N_6]
[M\gamma] [M_3\hbox{-}N_5]
[M\zeta] [M_{4,5}\hbox{-}N_{2,3}]

In the case of unresolved lines, such as [K\hbox{-}L_2] and [K\hbox{-}L_3], the recommended IUPAC notation is [K\hbox{-}L_{2,3}].