Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect

Pop quiz. How did Einstein win his Nobel prize? Was it for relativity? Nope, Einstein won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for the discovery of the photoelectric effect; how electrons are emitted from atoms when they absorb photons of light. But what is it? Let’s find out.

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One Response to Ep. 335: Photoelectric Effect

  1. Robin Datta February 28, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    The plural is quanta; the singular is quantum.

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