field emission

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field emission was in 1928

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“Field emission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20emission. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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