Charge Transport Mechanisms in the Transfer of Latent Electrostatic Images to Dielectric Surfaces
by R. M. Schaffert
The transfer of electrostatic charge patterns from one surface to another requires movement of electrical charges across very small air gaps. Gaseous electronics alone is not sufficient to account for charge transport across extremely small gaps. The concept of field emission is introduced as a supplementary mechanism of charge transport and as a source of primary electrons.