What happens to the electrons that were knocked out where do they go? What happens to the electrons in the higher orbitals that are knocked out of orbit, I am sure they release photons as well as they are replaced, but also when an electron is filled in, there is a missing electron in the outer shells, now they are not electrically neutral or ionized. What happens then? What are those implications?
Texts explaining the x-ray process only discuss the knocking out of an electron as it is hit by an accelerated electron and the release of photons when an electron from a higher orbital replaces the knocked out electron. There's no follow-up explanation as to what happens to the spot left by the replacement electron. Which electron fills it up?