cathode emission

cathode emission

[′kath‚ōd i′mish·ən]
(electronics)
A process whereby electrons are emitted from the cathode structure.
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Oxygen ions, moving in electric field of the pallet, reached its interface with vacuum cavity of the tube and released their electrons into general current of the cathode emission. Oxygen ions themselves passed after electric neutralization in the form of oxygen molecules into cavity of the tube and were absorbed by the getter.