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- noun Emission of electrons from the surface of a substance as a result of bombardment by electrons or ions.
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- noun physics The emission of
electronsfrom the surfaceof a solid when bombarded with electrons or other charged particles
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- noun the emission of electrons from a surface that is bombarded by higher energy primary electrons
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