photoelectron

noun
pho·​to·​elec·​tron | \ ˌfō-tō-i-ˈlek-ˌträn How to pronounce photoelectron (audio) \

Definition of photoelectron

: an electron released in photoemission

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photoelectronic \ ˌfō-​tō-​i-​ˌlek-​ˈträ-​nik How to pronounce photoelectron (audio) \ adjective

Examples of photoelectron in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the photon’s energy is transferred to the now free-roaming negative charge, called a photoelectron. Everyday Einstein Sabrina Stierwalt, Scientific American, "Einstein's Legacy: The Photoelectric Effect," 18 Aug. 2015

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First Known Use of photoelectron

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for photoelectron

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The first known use of photoelectron was in 1912

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“Photoelectron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/photoelectron. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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photoelectron

noun
pho·​to·​elec·​tron | \ ˌfōt-ō-i-ˈlek-ˌträn How to pronounce photoelectron (audio) \

Medical Definition of photoelectron

: an electron released in photoemission

Other Words from photoelectron

photoelectronic \ -​ˌlek-​ˈträn-​ik How to pronounce photoelectron (audio) \ adjective

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