Photoelectric Effect

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Soyoung Park 1H
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Photoelectric Effect

Postby Soyoung Park 1H » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:07 pm

When do you use photoelectric effect equation? The equation says (E=hv)-(work function)=Ex. What does Ex mean and stand for?

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Re: Photoelectric Effect

Postby LorenzoDuvergne3I » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:42 pm

It might be short for excess energy, since the energy of the photon (e=hv) minus the energy threshold (work function) is the remaining energy that is converted into kinetic energy by the electron.

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Re: Photoelectric Effect

Postby Nancy Hu - 4E » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:59 pm

The excess energy is used to eject electrons so it is converted into kinetic energy. Kinetic energy can be solved by using the formula 1/2mv^2.

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