photoelectric effect

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photoelectric effect

n.
Ejection of electrons from a substance by incident electromagnetic radiation, especially by visible light.

photoelectric effect

n
1. (General Physics) the ejection of electrons from a solid by an incident beam of sufficiently energetic electromagnetic radiation
2. (General Physics) any phenomenon involving electricity and electromagnetic radiation, such as photoemission
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The transition across the interface region between two solids makes the IPE physically different from the internal photoeffect, which refers to optical generation of mobile charge carriers in a condensed phase.