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The effect of temperature on the energy distribution of photoelectrons. I. Normal energies

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. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.44.861.

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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.

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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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