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ERIC Number: EJ887945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
No Time Lag in the Photoelectric Effect
Gluck, Paul; Saering, Bernd
Physics Teacher, v48 n5 p285-286 May 2010
The photoelectric effect was discovered in the 19th century by Heinrich Hertz. It is interesting to note that the same scientist showed experimentally the wave nature of light, and thereby vindicated Maxwell's wave theory, and discovered the effect in which light shows corpuscular behavior. This paper describes a simple demonstration, enabling one to show the absence of a time lag in the photoelectric effect to an accuracy of a microsecond.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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