Lilienfeld radiation

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Lilienfeld radiation named after Julius Edgar Lilienfeld is electromagnetic radiation produced when electrons hit a metal surface.[1]

The Smith–Purcell effect is believed to a variant of Lilienfeld radiation.[2]


  1. ^ Rabinowitz, Mario (1989). "Lilienfeld Radiation Brought to Light" (PDF). Physics Today. 42 (6): 114. arXiv:physics/0307047. Bibcode:1989PhT....42f.114R. doi:10.1063/1.2811070.
  2. ^ Mario Rabinowitz. Lilienfeld Transition Radiation Brought to Light (PDF).