field emission

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field emission

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

n
(Electronics) the emission of electrons from a solid or liquid subjected to a high electric field
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Noun1.field emission - the emission of electrons that are stripped from parent atoms by a high electric field
emission - the release of electrons from parent atoms
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In addition, the reliability of the Si[O.sub.2] gate dielectric of advanced technology MOS devices is often not influenced by Fowler-Nordheim tunneling electrons, but rather by hot-carrier injection in the actual working environments.
In [23], the shape of a tunneling barrier was assumed to be the exact triangular barrier, which has been known as the Fowler-Nordheim tunneling. Note that work must be done to remove an electron from the surface of a metal.
The electrode-limited conduction mechanisms include (1) Schottky or thermionic emission (2) Fowler-Nordheim tunneling, (3) direct tunneling, and (4) thermionic-field emission.