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The absolute photoelectric yields of Mg, Be and Na

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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Abstract

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.


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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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