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Energy required to stop the ejection of electrons from $Cu$ plate is 0.24eV.Calculate the work function when radiations of $\lambda=253.7nm$ strikes the plate.

$\begin{array}{1 1}(a)\;3.65eV&(b)\;2.65eV\\(c)\;4.65eV&(d)\;1.65eV\end{array}$

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Energy of photon =work function $\large\frac{1}{2}$$mu^2$
Energy of photon =work function $ev_0$------(1)
Where e is electronic charge and $v_0$ is stopping potential and $ev_0$ is equal to energy required to stop the ejection of electron.
$\Rightarrow \large\frac{6.625\times 10^{-34}\times 3.0\times 10^8}{253.7\times 10^{-9}}$
$\Rightarrow 7.834\times 10^{-19}J$
$\Rightarrow \large\frac{7.834\times 10^{-19}}{1.602\times 10^{-19}}$eV=4.89eV
By equation (1)
$4.89$=work function +0.24
Work function =(4.89-0.24)eV
Work function =4.65eV
Hence (c) is the correct answer.
answered Jan 17, 2014 by sreemathi.v

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