Hallwachs effect

Hall·​wachs effect | \ ˈhälˌväks- \

Definition of Hallwachs effect

: a photoelectric effect in which a negatively charged body in a vacuum is discharged upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation

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History and Etymology for Hallwachs effect

after Wilhelm Hallwachs †1922 German physicist

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“Hallwachs effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallwachs%20effect. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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