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Re: [Phys-L] [**External**] Re: [**External**] Photoelectric effect: electron current vs. frequency

John Denker wrote:>I would think current out of the target equals current into>(i.e. through) the ammeter (assuming more-or-less steady>state conditions). Conservation of electrons. More precisely,>and more to the point: conservation of charge. /snip/
It is possible to shine a light beam at a photoelectric emitterwhich is insulated from its surround. Those departing electrons leave the surface more and more positiveuntil at length the electron cloud inhibits further field current.
<g>  Brian