Question

Monochromatic radiation of wavelength 640.2 nm (1 nm = 10–9m) from a neon lamp irradiates a photosensitive material made of cesium or tungsten. The stopping voltage is measured to be 0.54 V. The neon surface is replaced by an iron source whose 427.2 nm line irradiates the material. Predict the new stopping voltage. 

Solution

Correct option is

1.51 V

For neon surface : 

      

         

And, 

    .     

If W be the work function of the material, then, by Einstein’s photoelectric equation  and the relation Ek = eV0, we have 

        

                

            

          

For iron source : 

      

         

and W is same as before. Now, we have 

      

                

                   

             

  

              = 1.51 V.

SIMILAR QUESTIONS

Q1

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Q2

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Q3

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Q4

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Q5

What will be the wavelength of that incident light for which the stopping potential will be zero?

Q6

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Q7

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Q8

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Q9

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Q10

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