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field emission

noun, Physics.
the removal of electrons from a metallic conductor by a strong electric field.
Origin of field emission
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for field emission

field emission

the emission of electrons from a solid or liquid subjected to a high electric field
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field emission in Science
field emission  
The emission of electrons from the surface of a conductor, caused by a strong electric field. Field emission is used to create electron beams in certain electron microscopes, as well as in flat-panel computer and television displays, in which the electron beams produce light by striking a phosphor-coated screen.
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