In photoelectric emission process from a metal of work function 1.8 eV, the kinetic energy of most energetic electrons is 0.5 eV. The corresponding stopping potential is

  • Option 1)

    1.8 V

  • Option 2)

    1.2 V

  • Option 3)

    0.5 V

  • Option 4)

    2.3 V

 

Answers (1)
D Divya Saini

As we discussed in concept

Stopping Potential /Cut-off Potential -

It is defined as the potential necessary to stop any electron from reaching the other side.

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 Stopping potential is amount of voltage needed to stop maximum energy electron.

Here maximum Kinetic energy = 0.5 eV

\therefore Stopping potential = 0.5 V

 


Option 1)

1.8 V

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

1.2 V

This option is incorrect.

Option 3)

0.5 V

This option is correct.

Option 4)

2.3 V

This option is incorrect.

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