when accelerating potential is increased,the photocurrent increases upto a certain level after which it saturates as all the emitted electrons are collected by the collector plate.but when intensity is increased,the current is directly proportional and does not saturate.shouldnt it saturate too?

Asked by Dhruva | 25th Feb, 2012, 10:00: AM

Expert Answer:

There maybe some misconception , in the graph of current and potential they show graphs for different intensities.
If there is a graph between current and intensity then when all the free electrons of that metal comes out due to increasing intensity, the current become saturates on the current- intensity graph.

Answered by  | 26th Feb, 2012, 07:52: AM

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