The Granularity of Light
The discovery of the electron swiftly led to better understanding of the nature of matter. This in turn led to a revolution in the understanding of the nature of light. The most surprising outcome was the discovery that under many circumstances light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation behave like particles instead of waves. There are two outstanding examples of light behaving like particles. One example is called “the photoelectric effect” and the other “the Compton effect.”
KeywordsWork Function Electromagnetic Radiation Photomultiplier Tube Incident Particle Electron Multiplication
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