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photoelectric effect

in photoelectric effect, the electron bound in an atom absorbs the energy of a photon when it interacts with it and uses it to come out of the atom and go towards the anode....we all know one to one correspondence...why not the ejected photoelectron absorb some more energy from another photon due to interaction with it on its way to the anode.

Note by Mohammed Khan
4 years, 6 months ago

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It probably can absorb the energy from a photon, but will probably emit it right away. Photons contain momentum that must be conserved in all collisions. So if the electron absorbs a photon, it will most likely emit it in the same direction and let it pass through.

Adam Silvernail - 4 years, 5 months ago

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