Meaning of field-emission microscope

field'-e•mis•sion mi"croscope

Pronunciation: (fēld'i-mish"un), [key]
  1. a device in which electrons liberated by field emission are accelerated toward a fluorescent screen to form a magnified image of the emitting surface. Cf. field-ion microscope.
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