Cathode Rays

These slides provide an overview of the development of various discharge tubes (including maltese cross, paddle wheel, magnetic and electric deflection, decreasing pressures), and their application in determining the nature of cathode rays.

J.J Thompson’s experiment to determine the charge to mass ratio is outlined, in addition to striation patterns and modern applications of cathode ray tubes (oscilloscopes, televisions, computer monitors). The function of basic components in modern cathode ray tubes (electron gun, deflecting plates, fluorescent screen) is also given.

Keynote slides


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