screen grid

screen grid

noun Electronics.
a grid placed between the anode and the control electrode in a vacuum tube, usually maintained at a fixed positive potential.

Origin:
1925–30

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screen grid
 
n
electronics See also suppressor grid Sometimes shortened to: screen an electrode placed between the control grid and anode of a valve and having a fixed positive potential relative to the grid. It acts as an electrostatic shield preventing capacitive coupling between grid and anode, thus increasing the stability of the device

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