field emission


Definition of field emission

: the emission of electrons from a metallic conductor due solely to the action of an electric field — compare photoemission, thermionic emission

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First Known Use of field emission

1928, in the meaning defined above

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“Field emission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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