DuBridge, Lee A. and Hergenrother, R. C. (1933) The effect of temperature on the energy distribution of photoelectrons. I. Normal energies. Physical Review, 44 (11). pp. 861-865. ISSN 0031-899X http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:DUBpr33b
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An experimental test has been made of DuBridge's theory of the distribution of normal energies of photoelectrons. With a modified parallel-plate method of analysis, photoelectrons were ejected from a strip of Mo foil which could be held at any desired temperature. Current-voltage curves for temperatures from 300° to 965°K show a good agreement with the theory. From the shifts required to fit the experimental and theoretical curves the values of Vmax at 0°K can be determined. For any fixed temperature these values of Vm fit the Einstein equation, and for a fixed wave-length they are independent of T, as required by the theory.
|Additional Information:||©1933 The American Physical Society. Received 22 September 1933. The experimental work described herein was made possible by a grant to one of us (L.A.D.) from a fund given by the Rockefeller Foundation to Washington University for research in science.|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
|Deposited On:||29 Aug 2006|
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