selective photoelectric effect

selective photoelectric effect

[si¦lek·tiv ‚fōd·ō·i′lek·trik i‚fekt]
(electronics)
A resonance in the dependence of photoemission on the incident photon energy that is displayed when light is incident on a thin-metal film and the light vector has a component perpendicular to a crystal plane. Also known as spectral selective photoelectric effect; vector effect.
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