cathode rays


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cathode rays

pl n
(General Physics) a stream of electrons emitted from the surface of a cathode in a valve
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NOVEMBER 8, 1895--Wilhelm Rontgen discovers X-rays while conducting experiments to test whether cathode rays could pass through glass; in the process of the experiments, he noticed a faint glow on a screen nearby and set out to investigate the source.
On November 8, 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was trying to repeat an experiment in which cathode rays light up salts and darken a photographic plate.
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 The yak; 2 They are islands in the Inner Hebrides; 3 The dog Lassie; 4 Arthur; 5 Austria; 6 Cathode rays; 7 Chopin; 8 The Korean War; 9 Housewife, 49; 10 The skylark (To a Skylark).
ANSWERS: 1 The yak; 2 They are islands in the Inner Hebrides; 3 The dog Lassie; 4 Arthur; 5 Austria; 6 Cathode rays; 7 Chopin; 8 The Korean War; 9 Housewife, 49; 10 The skylark (To a Skylark).
It made us think about the computer and all the cathode rays you're bombarded with." The elevator states, among other things, "The phenomenal world does not exist.