Geissler tube
Geissler tube Geis"sler tube` (Elec.) A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also {Pl["u]cker tube}, from the German physicist who devised it. [1913 Webster]

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  • Geissler tube — [gīs′lər] n. [after H. Geissler (1814 79), Ger inventor] a glass tube having two electrodes and containing a gas which, when electrified, takes on a luminous glow of a color characteristic of the gas: used in spectroscopy, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Geissler tube — The Geissler tube is a glass tube for demonstrating the principles of electrical glow discharge. The tube was invented by the German physicist and glassblower Heinrich Geissler in 1857. The Geissler tube was an evacuated glass cylinder with an… …   Wikipedia

  • Geissler tube — Geislerio vamzdis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Geissler tube vok. Geißler Röhre, f; Geißlersche Röhre, f rus. гейслерова трубка, f; трубка Гейслера, f pranc. tube de Geissler, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Geissler tube — /guys leuhr/ a sealed glass tube with platinum connections at the ends, containing rarefied gas made luminous by an electrical discharge. [1865 70; named after H. Geissler (1814 79), German inventor] * * * …   Universalium

  • Geissler tube — [ gʌɪslə] noun a sealed tube of glass or quartz with a central constriction, filled with vapour for the production of a luminous electrical discharge. Origin C19: named after its German inventor Heinrich Geissler …   English new terms dictionary

  • Geissler tube — /ˈgaɪslə tjub/ (say guysluh tyoohb) noun a sealed glass tube with platinum connections at the ends, containing rarefied gas made luminous by an electrical discharge. {named after H Geissler, 1814–79, German mechanic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • geissler tube — n. a sealed tube of glass or quartz with a central constriction, filled with vapour for the production of a luminous electrical discharge. Etymology: H. Geissler, Ger. mechanic d. 1879 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geissler, Heinrich — ▪ German glassblower in full  Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Geissler   born May 26, 1815, Igelshieb, Thuringia, Saxe Meiningen [Germany] died January 24, 1879, Bonn, Prussia [Germany]       German glassblower for whom the Geissler (mercury) pump and… …   Universalium

  • tube de Geissler — Geislerio vamzdis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. Geissler tube vok. Geißler Röhre, f; Geißlersche Röhre, f rus. гейслерова трубка, f; трубка Гейслера, f pranc. tube de Geissler, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • tube — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pipe, hose, conduit; tunnel, subway; slang, television. See passage. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A hollow cylinder] Syn. conduit, hose, test tube, tubing, tunnel, loom, subway; see also pipe 1 . 2. [A… …   English dictionary for students

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