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Surface Structures of Possibly Atomic Dimensions using Autelectronic or ‘Field’ Emission from Fine Metal Points

Nature volume 143, page 599 (08 April 1939) | Download Citation

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WE have set out to study the contamination of metal surfaces, using the field emission from fine points to give large-scale patterns representing the angular distribution of electron emission.

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  1. Research Laboratories, General Electric Company, Ltd., Wembley. Feb. 16.

    • M. BENJAMIN
    •  & R. O. JENKINS

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