Sunday, October 20, 2013

From the vaults - Cathode Ray

From the vaults - Cathode Ray

- On Crookes' demonstration that cathode rays travel in straight lines and produce phosphorescence -

Ultimate realities Crookes saw
in the maltese cross of mica
inside a vacuum tube
inside a vacuum tube and facing a silver cathode.

induction coil. energized.
and then, phophorescense!

a light casting the shadow
of the cross. the
matter radiant in 1879.

- Jack Vaughan, November 05, 2003

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