field-emission microscope

field-emission microscope

[feeld-i-mish-uhn]
noun
a device in which electrons liberated by field emission are accelerated toward a fluorescent screen to form a magnified image of the emitting surface.


Origin:
1950–55

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field-emission microscope

noun
electron microscope used to observe the surface structure of a solid 
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