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Meaning of "photoelectric effect" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

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Photoelectric effect is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

photoelectric effect

Photoelectric effect

The photoelectric effect is the observation that many metals emit electrons when light shines upon them. Electrons emitted in this manner may be called photoelectrons. According to classical electromagnetic theory, this effect can be attributed to the transfer of energy from the light to an electron in the metal. From this perspective, an alteration in either the amplitude or wavelength of light would induce changes in the rate of emission of electrons from the metal. Furthermore, according to this theory, a sufficiently dim light would be expected to show a lag time between the initial shining of its light and the subsequent emission of an electron. However, the experimental results did not correlate with either of the two predictions made by this theory. Instead, as it turns out, electrons are only dislodged by the photoelectric effect if light reaches or exceeds a threshold frequency, below which no electrons can be emitted from the metal regardless of the amplitude and temporal length of exposure of light.

Definition of photoelectric effect in the English dictionary

The definition of photoelectric effect in the dictionary is the ejection of electrons from a solid by an incident beam of sufficiently energetic electromagnetic radiation. Other definition of photoelectric effect is any phenomenon involving electricity and electromagnetic radiation, such as photoemission.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

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WORDS THAT END LIKE PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

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Synonyms and antonyms of photoelectric effect in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «photoelectric effect» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT

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Translator English - Chinese

光电效应
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

efecto fotoeléctrico
570 millions of speakers

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photoelectric effect
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

photoelectric प्रभाव
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

التأثير الكهروضوئي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фотоэлектрический эффект
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

efeito fotoelétrico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফোটো ইলেকট্রিক প্রভাব
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

effet photoélectrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kesan fotoelektrik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

photoelektrischen Effekt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

光電効果
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

광전 효과
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Efek fotoelektrik
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệu ứng quang điện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒளிமின் விளைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फोटोइलेक्ट्रिक प्रभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Fotoelektrik etki
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Translator English - Italian

effetto fotoelettrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

efekt fotoelektryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фотоелектричний ефект
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

efect fotoelectric
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

φωτοηλεκτρικό φαινόμενο
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Translator English - Afrikaans

foto-elektriese effek
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

fotoelektriska effekten
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

fotoelektrisk effekt
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT»

Discover the use of photoelectric effect in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to photoelectric effect and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Basics of Quantum Physics: Understanding the ...
Explains the phenomena that classical physics could not explain but quantum physics could, the photoelectric effect and line spectra.
Edward Willett, 2004
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Handbook of Medical Imaging: Physics and psychophysics
The types of interactions are the photoelectric effect, Rayleigh scattering, Compton scattering, pair production, and triplet production. The mechanism for each of these interactions is described below. 1.2. 1. 1 The photoelectric effect The ...
Jacob Beutel, Harold L. Kundel, Richard L. Van Metter, 2000
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Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology
Cross sections for the photoelectric effect and incoherent and coherent scattering from lead. The binding energies of the K and L shells are 0.088 and 0.0152 MeV. Plotted from Table 3.22 of Hubbell (1969). 15.2.6 Energy Dependence Figure ...
Russell K. Hobbie, Bradley J. Roth, 2007
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The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging
If the photon energies are doubled, the probability of photoelectric interaction is decreased eightfold: ('A)3 = 'A. Although the probability of the photoelectric effect decreases, in general, with increasing photon energy, there is an exception.
Jerrold T. Bushberg, 2002
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Absolutely Small Chapter 4: The Photoelectric Effect and ...
The upshot of these experimental observations is that the wave picture of light that describes the interference pattern of Figure 3.4 so well does not properly describe the photoelectric effect. The explanation for the photoelectric effect was given ...
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Physics for Diagnostic Radiology, Third Edition
Photoelectric effect At the lower end of the diagnostic range of photon energies, the photoelectric effect is the dominant process. From an imaging view point this is the most important interaction that can occur between X-rays and bound ...
Philip Palin Dendy, Brian Heaton, 1999
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Competition Science Vision
Photoelectric Effect Hertz is credited to have observed this phenomenon first in 1887. It is the phenomenon of emission of electrons from metals under the effect of radiations (light, ultra-violet rays, X-rays and y-rays). This effect of photons is ...
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Christensen's Physics of Diagnostic Radiology
Applications to Diagnostic Radiology As diagnostic radiologists we can look at the photoelectric effect in two ways, one good and the other bad. Starting with the good, it produces radiographic images of excellent quality. The quality is good for  ...
Thomas S. Curry, James E. Dowdey, Robert C. Murry, 1990
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Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging
This is illustrated in Figure 1.17, in which, for the combination of photon energies and atomic numbers above and to the left of the line, the photoelectric effect is the prominent interaction, whereas Compton scatter predominates below and to ...
Penelope Allisy-Roberts, Jerry R. Williams, 2007
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Physics Experiments And Projects For Students
The experiment allows the basic physics of the photoelectric effect 10 be observed and shows this to be at variance with the simple picture of Einstein. Introduction In 1905 Einstein published his celebrated theory of the photoelectric effect, ...
C. Isenberg, S. Chomet, 1988

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT»

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Quantum Mechanics in your Processor: Complementarity
After all, it was he who introduced the particle nature of light in his 1905 paper on the photoelectric effect, revealing light could be thought of as ... «Hackaday, Jul 15»
2
HC Verma Concepts Of Physics VOL 1 & 2 Parts Free Ebook
... Current,Electromagnetic Waves,Photoelectric Effect,Bohr's theory,X-Rays,Semiconductors,The Nucleus,The Special Theory Of Relativity. «Loop 21, Jul 15»
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Waking for a Sunless Suhoor by Solar Alarm
This is called the photoelectric effect. When the released electrons are channeled, electricity runs in a direct current (DC): the same form of ... «Onislam.net, Jul 15»
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Quantum Mechanics & Enterprise Communications: More Alike …
(Albert Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his 1907 paper on the photoelectric effect. He published his general theory of ... «No Jitter, Jul 15»
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How Silicon Valley Could Really Change the World
... for example, the first transistor, the first computer or laser, the genome, the semiconductor, the photoelectric effect, the mechanism underlying ... «City Journal, Jul 15»
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X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Market: Global Industry Analysis …
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy uses photoelectric effect created by x-rays. X-rays converge on the sample surface and the energy ... «Medgadget.com, Jul 15»
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Religion vs. Science: The Catholic Church as Fall Guy
And he thinks Einstein “discovered” the Photoelectric Effect (it was discovered in 1887 by German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz; Einstein ... «Aleteia EN, Jun 15»
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When science gets ugly – the story of Philipp Lenard and Albert …
Philipp Lenard (1862-1947) was a German experimental physicist who advanced the study of X-ray tubes, the photoelectric effect and atomic ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
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Science vine: how do solar panels work?
This week's science vine attempts to show how the photoelectric effect works in solar panels and how that creates usable energy. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Albert Einstein and solar panels
Einstein did not win the Nobel prize for either of these however, he won the award for a lesser known discovery called the photoelectric effect. «Science 2.0, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Photoelectric effect [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/photoelectric-effect>. Nov 2020 ».
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