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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Crookes tubenoun

    the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tube

Wiktionary

  1. Crookes tubenoun

    An early experimental electrical discharge tube by means of which cathode rays and X-rays were discovered.

  2. Etymology: After Sir William Crookes (1832–1919), British chemist and physicist, one of its inventors.

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  1. Crookes tube

    A Crookes tube (also Crookes–Hittorf tube) is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, invented by English physicist William Crookes and others around 1869-1875, in which cathode rays, streams of electrons, were discovered.Developed from the earlier Geissler tube, the Crookes tube consists of a partially evacuated glass bulb of various shapes, with two metal electrodes, the cathode and the anode, one at either end. When a high voltage is applied between the electrodes, cathode rays (electrons) are projected in straight lines from the cathode. It was used by Crookes, Johann Hittorf, Julius Plücker, Eugen Goldstein, Heinrich Hertz, Philipp Lenard, Kristian Birkeland and others to discover the properties of cathode rays, culminating in J.J. Thomson's 1897 identification of cathode rays as negatively charged particles, which were later named electrons. Crookes tubes are now used only for demonstrating cathode rays. Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays using the Crookes tube in 1895. The term Crookes tube is also used for the first generation, cold cathode X-ray tubes, which evolved from the experimental Crookes tubes and were used until about 1920.

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  1. crookes tube

    A Crookes Tube is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, invented by British scientist Sir William Crookes in the late 19th century. The tube was used to discover and study the properties of cathode rays, which later formed the basis for the development of the electron tube and the field of atomic physics. Its operation is based on the principle that a high voltage applied between the electrodes in a vacuum can produce light because of the movement of electrons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crookes tube

    a vacuum tube in which the exhaustion is carried to a very high degree, with the production of a distinct class of effects; -- so called from W. Crookes who introduced it

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  1. Crookes tube

    A Crookes tube is an early experimental electrical discharge tube, with partial vacuum, invented by English physicist William Crookes and others around 1869-1875, in which cathode rays, streams of electrons, were discovered. Developed from the earlier Geissler tube, the Crookes tube consists of a partially evacuated glass container of various shapes, with two metal electrodes, the cathode and the anode, one at either end. When a high voltage is applied between the electrodes, cathode rays travel in straight lines from the cathode to the anode. It was used by Crookes, Johann Hittorf, Julius Plücker, Eugen Goldstein, Heinrich Hertz, Philipp Lenard and others to discover the properties of cathode rays, culminating in J.J. Thomson's 1897 identification of cathode rays as negatively charged particles, which were later named electrons. Crookes tubes are now used only for demonstrating cathode rays. Wilhelm Röntgen discovered X-rays using the Crookes tube in 1895. The term is also used for the first generation, cold cathode X-ray tubes, which evolved from the experimental Crookes tubes and were used until about 1920.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crookes tube in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crookes tube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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