The Photoelectric Effect

What happens when light strikes the surface of a metal? The Photoelectric Effect can help to explain that. 

Examining the Photoelectric Effect

Concept: Understanding the Photoelectric Effect


The Photoelectric Effect was theorized by Albert Einstein to help explain what would happen to the electrons on the surface of a metal when a photon (light particle) with enough energy struck. 

Concept: Illustrating what happens when a photon strikes the surface of a metal.