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When stopping potential is applied in an experiment on photoelectric effect, no photocurrent is observed. This means that

A

The emission of photoelectrons is stopped

B

The photoelectrons are emitted but are reabsorbed by the emitter metal

C

The photoelectrons are accumulated near the collector plate.

D

The photoelectrons are dispersed from the sides of the apparatus.

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Correct option is B)

When stopping potential is applied in an experiment on photoelectric effect, no photocurrent is observed. This means that the photoelectrons are accumulated near the emitter plate and are reabsorbed. They can't reach the collector plate. 
So, the answer is option (B).

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