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electron gun

noun, Electronics, Television.
1.
a device consisting of the cathode ray tube, which emits electrons, and a surrounding electrostatic or electromagnetic apparatus, which controls, focuses, and accelerates the stream of electrons (electron beam)
Also called gun.
Origin of electron gun
1920-1925
1920-25
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Examples from the web for electron gun
  • So encouraging are the results that a second electron gun is planned.
  • The electron gun solenoid is designed with water-cooled hollow conductors, pancake-style coils and no iron return.
  • Direct view televisions have a cathode ray tube with a scanning electron gun.
  • The e-beam is a stream of high energy electrons, propelled out of an electron gun.
  • Even an electron gun can be simulated with results in good agreements with measurements.
British Dictionary definitions for electron gun

electron gun

noun
1.
a heated cathode with an associated system of electrodes and coils for producing and focusing a beam of electrons, used esp in cathode-ray tubes
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electron gun in Science
electron gun  
The part of a cathode-ray tube that emits a narrow beam of electrons, consisting of a cathode, control grids, and usually a heater. Electrons are emitted from the cathode, which is typically heated by electric current to give the electrons escape energy. The electrons are then focused into a beam by the electric fields of the control grids.
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