Photoelectric Effect

The Photoelectric Effect simulation allows learners to examine some of the details surrounding the photoelectric effect. The role of frequency and intensity in affecting the ability of an incoming photon to eject an electron from a metal can be studied. And the actual observed results can be contrasted with what would be predicted based on the wave model of light.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared two activities for a more directed experience. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes. View Exercise.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.