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Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Dual nature of radiation, Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard’s observations; Einstein’s photoelectric equation-particle nature of light.
Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de-Broglie relation, Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).

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Photoelectric Effect

Photoelectric effect is the phenomenon of emission of electrons by metals when illuminated by light of suitable frequency. Certain metals respond to ultraviolet light...
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Experimental Study of Photoelectric Effect

We can use the experimental arrangement to study the variation of photocurrent with Intensity of radiation, Frequency of incident radiation, The potential difference between...
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Photoelectric Effect and Wave Theory of light

The phenomena of interference, diffraction and polarization were explained in a natural and satisfactory way by the wave picture of light. According to this...
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The Photon: Particle Nature of Light

Photoelectric effect thus gave evidence to the strange fact that light in interaction with matter behaved as if it was made of quanta or...
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Wave Nature of Matter

The wave nature of light shows up in the phenomena of interference, diffraction and polarization. On the other hand, in photoelectric effect and Compton...
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Davisson’s and Germer’s Experiment

The experiment by Davisson’s and Germer’s provides experimental proof of the concept of wave nature of material particles. The experimental arrangement used by Davisson and...