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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The emission of electrons from the surface of a conductor, caused by a strong electric field.

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  • noun 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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  • noun the emission of electrons that are stripped from parent atoms by a high electric field


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