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Philipp von Lenard

Philipp von Lenard (1861 - 1947) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1905 for his important work on cathode rays. Lenard's work on cathode rays served as a basis for the development of the ...

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The Cathode Ray Tube

Until recently, most TVs relied on a device known as the cathode ray tube, or CRT, to display pictures. This site has a good explanation of how CRTs work.

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Crooke's tube: cathode rays

An interactive demonstration of the Crooke's tube experiment, with a brief, but accurate explanation. This is great for revision, or for teaching if you do not have access to the real apparatus.

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Sir Joseph John Thomson

Sir Joseph John Thomson (1856 - 1940) most important work was his original study of cathode rays culminating in the discovery of the electron.

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Vacuum Tubes

The conduction of electricity in thin gases in vacuum tubes was the key to the discovery of the electron in 1897.Description of the discovery of Cathode rays.

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X-rays

All about x-rays: how they were discovered, how they're made, what x rays a're used for and more.

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X-rays

NASA overview on x-rays describing what they are and how they can be used for x-ray astronomy and medical imaging.

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Making X-Rays

A simple site that shows how X-rays are produced.

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X-rays restore lost segment of 200 year old opera

Physicists have used X-rays to reveal music hidden for 200 years.

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Enlightened

A site from the ThinkQuest competition about light giving brief descriptions of electromagnetic radiation from radio waves and microwaves to x rays and gamma rays.

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