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What is the Photoelectric effect

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asked 6 years ago in Physics by obello (1,210 points)

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 The photoelectric effect refers to the emission, or ejection, of electrons from the surface of, generally, a metal in response to incident light. 

 

answered 6 years ago by Tom >:) (490 points)
The photoelectric effect applies to non-metals too, but we only really consider metals at A-Level.

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