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minimum photon energy

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1) The AMANDA 677 photon multiplier tubes embedded within the polar ice sheet to depths of over 2km. These tubes use the photoelectric effect to detect light. The metallic light-receiving surface within each tube is sensitive to light of wavelengths shorter than 605 x 10^2nm. The corresponding photon energy represents the minimum energy to eject a photoelectron. What is the minimum photon energy in electron volts? State the kinetic energy of the photoelectron.

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It shows how to find the minimum photon energy given the light wavelength.