secondary emission

noun

Definition of secondary emission

: the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by particles (such as electrons or ions) from a primary source

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Secondary emission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secondary%20emission. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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secondary emission

noun

Medical Definition of secondary emission

: the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by particles (as electrons or ions) from a primary source

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