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A Non-monochromatic Light is Used in an Experiment on Photoelectric Effect. the Stopping Potential - Physics


A non-monochromatic light is used in an experiment on photoelectric effect. The stopping potential


  • is related to the mean wavelength

  •  is related to the longest wavelength

  • is related to the shortest wavelength

  • is not related to the wavelength

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is related to the shortest wavelength

For photoelectric effect to be observed, wavelength of the incident light `(λ)` should be less than the threshold wavelength `(λ_0)` of the metal .

Einstein's photoelectric equation :

`eV_0 = (hc)/(λ_0) - varphi`

Here, V0 = stopping potential

`λ_0` = threshold wavelength

h = Planck's constant

`varphi` = work-function of metal
It is clear from the above equation that stopping potential is related to the shortest wavelength (threshold wavelength).

Concept: Einstein’S Photoelectric Equation: Energy Quantum of Radiation
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 20 Photoelectric Effect and Wave-Particle Duality
MCQ | Q 13 | Page 264
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