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An electron released or ejected from a substance by the photoelectric effect.


(Atomic Physics) an electron ejected from an atom, molecule, or solid by an incident photon


(ˌfoʊ toʊ ɪˈlɛk trɒn)

an electron emitted from a surface by photoemission.
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Noun1.photoelectron - an electron that is emitted from an atom or molecule by an incident photon
electron, negatron - an elementary particle with negative charge


[ˌfəʊtəʊɪˈlektrɒn] Nfotoelectrón m
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The surface-imaging part works because any photoelectrons formed in the bulk of the material are absorbed before they reach the surface, and hence only those formed at the surface are free to leave the material and create a signal, which is "small, but measurable".
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Improved image resolution requires higher magnification, which is proportional to the square of the acquisition time (an adverse effect): the smaller the diameter of a particle that needs to be resolved, the fewer x-ray photons will hit it, and consequently fewer photoelectrons are emitted for the detector to see.
Since neutron-induced luminescence (occurring as single uncorrelated photons) is known to be present in the coincidence data with thresholds at single photoelectron levels, thresholds are set to require an area in each pulse equivalent to at least three photoelectrons.
The photoelectrons from the photocathode are accelerated by a strong electric field and then hit the avalanche diode.
The first phosphor arrangementthey tried didn't work well for high-resolution images, Deckman told the recent meeting in New York of the American Physical Society, because light and photoelectrons leaked sideways in the phosphor and muddied the information.
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