- cathode dark space,
- cathode glow,
- cathode ray,
- cathode rays,
- cathode-ray tube
Origin of cathode
Examples from the Web for cathode
Unlike the cathode rays, they were not deflected by magnets; and neither did they seem to be reflected or refracted similarly.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
He also found that the liquid round the anode became acid, and that round the cathode alkaline.
Fig. 220 shows a Crookes tube fitted with a metal plate, so that the cathode rays coming from C will strike it.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
It is not constant in this region, but increases as we approach the cathode.
Hittorf made in 1869 the discovery that solid objects could cast shadows or intercept this cathode discharge.
Word Origin for cathode
1834, from Latinized form of Greek kathodos "a way down," from kata- "down" (see cata-) + hodos "way" (see cede). Proposed by the Rev. William Whewell (1794-1866), English polymath, and published by English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867). So called from the path the electric current was supposed to take. Related: Cathodic; cathodal. Cathode ray first attested 1880, but the phenomenon known from 1859; cathode ray tube is from 1905.