Photoelectric Effect- Extra Energy

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Photoelectric Effect- Extra Energy

Postby 704597525 » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:23 pm

Hi everyone. I have a question regarding the photoelectric effect and where the excess energy goes. In the equation, it says
E(Photon) - E(Energy Remove e-) = E(EXCESS) = Ek (e-)
Is the excess energy the electron and I am just totally missing the point or does the excess energy contribute to something larger?
Thanks so much.

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Re: Photoelectric Effect- Extra Energy

Postby Nathan Danielsen 1G » Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:32 pm

The excess energy from the photon is translated to the kinetic energy of the ejected electron. The more excess energy, the more kinetic energy the electron has upon being ejected.


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