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A further experimental test of Fowler's theory of photoelectric emission

DuBridge, Lee A. (1932) A further experimental test of Fowler's theory of photoelectric emission. Physical Review, 39 (1). pp. 108-118. ISSN 0031-899X. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.39.108.

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Fowler's theory of photoelectric emission is discussed from the viewpoint of the experimental physicist and several significant consequences of the theory in analyzing experimental data pointed out. A new graphical method of testing the theory is suggested. This method makes it possible to determine the "true" photoelectric threshold of a surface from photocurrent-temperature curves taken at a single incident frequency, eliminating the necessity of measuring relative intensities of spectral lines. The method is applied to new experimental data on palladium and to Morris' data on gold and found to be completely successful, thus furnishing additional verification of Fowler's theory.

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Additional Information:©1932 The American Physical Society. Received 12 November 1931. In conclusion the author wishes to express his indebtedness to Mr. W. W. Roehr who assisted in the experimental work, in making the calculations, and plotting the curves, and also to acknowledge a grant from the Science Research Fund of Washington University which made the work possible.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Aug 2006
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