The beta particles emanating from radium were soon identified with the electrons of the cathode ray.
A very sudden stoppage, such as is produced when the cathode ray meets an impassable barrier, produces the X-ray.
The cathode ray, when properly used, will bombard the atoms and knock electrons loose.
What the cathode ray is to a certain branch of science, pure raw linseed oil is to carriage and wagon painting.
It is with such a supply of electricity conducted through a vacuum tube that the cathode ray and the Roentgen ray are produced.
It is also identical with the cathode ray of the vacuum tube.
cathode ray cath·ode ray (kāth'ōd')
A stream of electrons emitted by the cathode in electrical discharge tubes.
One of the electrons that is emitted in a stream from a cathode-ray tube.
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A beam of electrons streaming from the negatively charged end of a vacuum tube (the cathode) toward a positively charged plate (the anode).