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Find the maximum magnitude of the linear momentum of a photoelectron emitted when light of wavelength 400 nm falls on a metal having work function 2.5 eV.

Find the maximum magnitude of the linear momentum of a photoelectron emitted when light of wavelength 400 nm falls on a metal having work function 2.5 eV.

Grade:11

1 Answers

Aditi Chauhan
askIITians Faculty 396 Points
7 years ago
Sol. Energy of photoelectron ⇒ ½ mv^2 = hc/λ – hv base 0 = 4.14 * 10^-15 * 3 *10^8/4 * 10^-7 – 2.5 ev = 0.605 ev. We known KE = P2/2m ⇒ P^2 = 2m * KE. P^2 = 2 * 9.1 * 10^-31 * 0.605 * 1.6 * 10^-19 P = 4.197 * 10^-25 kg – m/s

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