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x-ray tube

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  1. X-ray tube(noun)

    a vacuum tube containing a metal target onto which a beam of electrons is directed at high energy for the generation of X rays


  1. X-ray tube(Noun)

    A device that produces X-rays by directing energetic electrons into a metal target.


  1. X-ray tube

    An X-ray tube is a vacuum tube, that produces X-rays. They are used in X-ray machines. X-rays are part of the electromagnetic spectrum, an ionizing radiation with wavelengths shorter than ultraviolet light. X-ray tubes evolved from experimental Crookes tubes with which X-rays were first discovered in the late 19th century, and the availability of this controllable source of X-rays created the field of radiography, the imaging of opaque objects with penetrating radiation. X-ray tubes are also used in CAT scanners, airport luggage scanners, X-ray crystallography, and for industrial inspection.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-ray tube in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of x-ray tube in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of x-ray tube in a Sentence

  1. Gore Vidal:

    The last best hope of earth, two trillion dollars in debt, is spinning out of control, and all we can do is stare at a flickering cathode-ray tube as Ollie answers questions on TV while the press, resolutely irrelevant as ever, asks politicians if they have committed adultery. From V-J Day 1945 to this has been, my fellow countrymen, a perfect nightmare.

Images & Illustrations of x-ray tube

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