Mann, Marvin M., Jr. and DuBridge, Lee A. (1937) The absolute photoelectric yields of Mg, Be and Na. Physical Review, 51 (2). pp. 120-124. ISSN 0031-899X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:MANpr37
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Measurements of the absolute photoelectric yields for distilled surfaces of Mg, Be and Na were made and values of α in Fowler's photoelectric equation determined. For Mg, Be and Na the values of the work function are, respectively, 3.68, 3.92 and 2.29 volts and of α, 3.2, 25 and 180×10^-34 cm^2 sec./quant. These values of α range from 10^-2 to 10^-3 of the maximum theoretical values. The ratios are interpreted as the fraction of light absorbed by the electrons in the surface potential barrier.
|Additional Information:||©1937 The American Physical Society. Received 19 October 1936. In conclusion the authors wish to express their appreciation to Mr. R. J. Maurer who assisted in analyzing the data.|
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