plucker tube

Plucker tube

Pl["u]ck"er tube\ [So named after Julius Pl["u]cker, a German physicist.] (Physics) (a) A vacuum tube, used in spectrum analysis, in which the part through which the discharge takes place is a capillary tube, thus producing intense incandescence of the contained gases. (b) Crookes tube.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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