A solar cell being placed into different ambient temperature environments, with the same amount of energy from a single light source being shined onto the solar cell and viewing and recording the result.
I need help writing a hypothesis on why I think it is not going to effect how much energy is absorbed by the solar cell, so my question is, if the solar cell is placed in the freezer, can the coldness effect the energy from the light source or any other possible way the coldness or darkness could effect this experiment?
I only have the photoelectric effect equation:
Ephoton = Φ + KEmax
Ephoton = hf is the energy present in the incident photon,
Φ is the work function of the metal surface off of which the photoelectrons are escaping (PE), and
KEmax is the maximum KE of the ejected photoelectrons.
The Attempt at a Solution
I haven't attempted this yet.