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Modern Physics and Electromagnetic Wave

The maximum wavelength for which an electromagnetic wave can eject electrons from a platinum surface is 196 nm. When radiation with a wavelength of 141 nm shines on the surface, what is the maximum speed of the ejected electrons?

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This in-depth solution explains the underlying principles of the work function and determines the maximum speed of the ejected electrons in a specific wavelength. All calculations are shown in a stepwise manner with brief explanations.