- the ejection of electrons from a solid by an incident beam of sufficiently energetic
- any phenomenon involving electricity and electromagnetic radiation, such as photoemission
Example Sentences Including 'photoelectric effect'
The lasers hit the tube and generate electrons from the tube walls by a photoelectric effect.
New Scientist (1999)
The only one of his 1905 papers that Einstein himself regarded as `revolutionary" concerned the ` photoelectric effect ".
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
Up until 1921 German scientists accounted for almost 50 % of the awards, including Einstein for the law of photoelectric effect.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
to comment on this word.