Note on the External Photoelectric Effect of Semi-Conductors

  • Edward U. Condon


An analysis of the effect of contact potentials on photoelectric measurements with semi-conductors is made, which indicates a new method of determining the width of the forbidden energy interval for electrons in a semi-conductor. A possible application to precision determination of h/e by the photoelectric effect is indicated.


Copper Oxide Thermodynamic Potential Energetic Electron Photoelectric Effect Contact Potential Difference 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward U. Condon
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  1. 1.Westinghouse Reseach LaboratoriesPittsburghUSA

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