Crookes tube


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Crookes tube

n.
A low-pressure discharge tube used to study the properties of cathode rays.

[After Sir William Crookes.]

Crookes tube

n
(General Physics) a type of cathode-ray tube in which the electrons are produced by a glow discharge in a low-pressure gas

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n.
a form of cathode-ray tube.
[1880–85; after Sir W. Crookes]
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Noun1.Crookes tube - the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tubeCrookes tube - the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tube
cathode-ray tube, CRT - a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen
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Crooks is known for discovering thallium, inventing the radiometer, experimenting with cathode rays using the Crookes tube, predicting that mankind would starve unless science removed the excess nitrogen from the atmosphere, and being interested in spiritualism.
Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting a series of experiments by passing an electric current through Crookes tubes - special tubes containing a cathode and electrode from which the air has been removed - when he made the shock discovery in 1895.