Nature of the Photoeffect in Aqueous Solutions


As has been already reported1–3, a photocurrent is produced when a dropping mercury electrode is sufficiently strongly illuminated in solutions not absorbing the light.

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HEYROVSKÝ, M. Nature of the Photoeffect in Aqueous Solutions. Nature 206, 1356–1357 (1965).

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