Electron volt or eVPublished on 24/2/2012 & updated on Thursday 19th of July 2018 at 06:10:22 PM
Now energy is expressed as Where, q is the charge in Coulomb crosses a voltage V volts.
From the expression of energy we can write the energy required or work to be done for crossing an electric field of total voltage V by a charge Q coulomb is QV coulomb - volt or joules. Now we know the charge of an electron is - 1.6 × 10-19 coulomb and consider it has crossed an electric field of total voltage 1 V. Then the total work to be done is charge of electron × 1 V. This amount of energy is considered as a micro unit of energy called electron-volt.
Definition of Electron - voltOne electron - volt is the unit of energy in joules which equals to the amount of work to be done for bringing one electron against an electric field of potential difference 1 volt. This is very tiny or micro unit of energy mainly used for different calculation in atomic and electronic levels. The concept of energy levels in the materials is dealt with this micro unit of energy that is electron volt. Not only the energy of electrons, this unit is also used for all types of energy like thermal, light etc.
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