field emission

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field emission

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

field emission

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(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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Two technologies are used to program and erase a flash device: hot electron injection and Fowler-Nordheim tunneling, a quantum mechanical process in which electrons tunnel through a thin barrier in the presence of a high electric field.
By way of example, the CMOS18 design utilizes Fowler-Nordheim tunneling for memory cell programming and erasure, thereby eliminating the large charge pump needed in a single transistor module hot-channel electron pro gramming technique.