In physics, electron emission is the ejection of an electron from the surface of matter, or, in beta decay (β− decay), where a beta particle (a fast energetic electron or positron) is emitted from an atomic nucleus transforming the original nuclide to an isobar.
- In Beta decay (β− decay), radioactive decay results in a beta particle (fast energetic electron or positron in β+ decay) being emitted from the nucleus
- Thermionic emission, the liberation of electrons from an electrode by virtue of its temperature
- Field electron emission, emission of electrons induced by an electrostatic field
- An electron gun or electron emitter, is an electrical component in some vacuum tubes that uses surface emission
- Exoelectron emission, a weak electron emission, appearing only from pretreated objects
- Photoelectric effect, the emission of electrons when electromagnetic radiation, such as light, hits a material
- Positron emission, (of a positron or "antielectron") is one aspect of β+ decay
- Electron excitation, the transfer of an electron to a higher atomic orbital
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