Crookes tube


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Crookes tube

An early form of vacuum discharge tube used for the study of cathode rays.
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Tesla experimented with Crookes tube and designed his own vacuum tube for producing X-ray radiation [13].
Using one of his high-frequency oscillators, he charged Crookes tubes and tubes he designed himself with one electrode or without electrodes [23].
Over a period of several months they tried a great variety of phosphorescent lamps, Crookes tubes, and vacuum bulbs with different kinds of electrodes.