field-emission display


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field-emission display

[′fēld i‚mish·ən di‚splā]
(electronics)
A flat-panel electronic display in which electrons are extracted from an array of cold-cathode emitters by applying a voltage between the cathode and a control electrode, and the electrons are then accelerated without deflection over a distance of less than 1 millimeter before colliding with a phosphor-coated flat faceplate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Displays referred to as field-emission displays (FED) operate on the principle of electrons bumping up against fluorescent bodies, and causing them to emit light.

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