Crookes tube
Crookes tube Crookes" tube` (kr??ks" t?b`). (Phys.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Crookes tube — Electronics. a form of cathode ray tube. [1880 85; after Sir W. CROOKES] * * * …   Universalium

  • Crookes tube — noun An early experimental electrical discharge tube by means of which cathode rays and X rays were discovered …   Wiktionary

  • tube — [ tyb ] n. m. • 1611; « voûte » mot région. (Nord) 1453; lat. tubus 1 ♦ Appareil de forme cylindrique, ou conduit à section circulaire, généralement rigide (verre, quartz, plastique, métal), ouvert à une extrémité ou aux deux. Calibre d un tube.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Crookes radiometer — The Crookes radiometer, also known as the light mill, consists of an airtight glass bulb, containing a partial vacuum. Inside are a set of vanes which are mounted on a spindle. The vanes rotate when exposed to light, with faster rotation for more …   Wikipedia

  • Crookes (disambiguation) — Crookes may refer to: Crookes, a suburb of Sheffield, England; also: Crookes (ward), an electoral ward in Sheffield, England Crookes Cemetery, a cemetery in Sheffield Crookes Valley Park, a public park in Sheffield Derek Crookes (born 1969),… …   Wikipedia

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