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This paper aims to analyze the cold field electron emission from bulk metals using both Fowler-Nordheim and Millikan-Lauritsen plots. The use of Millikan-Lauritsen plots is demonstrated to investigate the validity of Fowler-Nordheim theory. It is recommended that Millikan-Lauritsen plots, rather than Fowler-Nordheim plots, can be used as a basic tool for analyzing experimental field emission data.
Date of Conference: 20-24 July 2009