Field-emission meaning

The emission of electrons from the surface of a conductor, caused by a strong electric field.
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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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(physics) The emission of electrons from a metal or semiconductor, under the influence of a strong electric field, by quantum tunneling.
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