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Photoelectric effect and material ionization

  1. Jul 28, 2011 #1
    What happens to the ions that are released from the material after e- are released? How come the material doesn't completely degrade?
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2011 #2

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    The metal that acts as the photocathode is grounded. If not, there will be charging effects and photoemission will cease after a while.... a very short while.

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