Introduction to field electron and ion emission and customary units

  • R. G. ForbesEmail author
Part of the Condensed Matter book series (volume 45B)


This chapter gives a brief introduction to field electron and ion emission. The list of fundamental emission constants and their units are also given.


  1. [06B]
    BIPM (Bureau International des Poids et Mesures): The International System of Units (SI). BIPM, Sèvres (2006)Google Scholar
  2. [09I]
    International Standard ISO 80000-1:2009: Quantities and Units – Part I: General. International Standards Organization, Geneva (2009)Google Scholar
  3. [10F2]
    Forbes, R.G.: J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B. 28, 1326 (2010)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. [10N]
    NIST: 2010 values of the fundamental constants.
  5. [11F]
    Forbes, R.G., Deane, J.H.B.: Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A. 467, 2927 (2011)ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Technology InstituteUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK

Personalised recommendations