Electrons ejected

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Clara Cho 2K
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Electrons ejected

Postby Clara Cho 2K » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:43 pm

What determines how many electrons are ejected in an experiment?

Johnathan Smith 1D
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Re: Electrons ejected

Postby Johnathan Smith 1D » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Because intensity of the light refers to the amount of photons interacting with the metal surface, it should be intensity that determines how many electrons are ejected. That is if the light has the right frequencies and wavelength to even eject the electron in the first place.

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