Hallwachs effect


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Hallwachs effect

[′häl‚väks i‚fekt]
(electronics)
The discharge of a negatively charged metal plate caused by photoemission when the plate is exposed to ultraviolet light.
(physics)
The ability of ultraviolet radiation to discharge a negatively charged body in a vacuum.
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