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Photoelectric Effect- Extra Energy

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:23 pm
by 704597525
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.

Re: Photoelectric Effect- Extra Energy

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:32 pm
by Nathan Danielsen 1G
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.