Difference between revisions of "Cathode"

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* The element within a gas or vacuum tube which emits electrons.
 
* The element within a gas or vacuum tube which emits electrons.
 
* Electrode at which reduction occurs; In a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.  
 
* Electrode at which reduction occurs; In a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.  
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* The electrode where electrons enter, or current leaves, an operating system, such as a battery, an electrolytic cell, an X-ray tube, or a vacuum tube. In the first of these, the cathode is positive; in the other three, negative. In a battery or electrolytic cell, it is the electrode where reduction occurs. Opposite of anode. See also: electrode <i>ASM, 1</i> <br/>Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms
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[[Category: Electronics]]
 
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Latest revision as of 15:42, 4 November 2021

  • The element within a gas or vacuum tube which emits electrons.
  • Electrode at which reduction occurs; In a cathode ray tube, the negative electrode.
  • The electrode where electrons enter, or current leaves, an operating system, such as a battery, an electrolytic cell, an X-ray tube, or a vacuum tube. In the first of these, the cathode is positive; in the other three, negative. In a battery or electrolytic cell, it is the electrode where reduction occurs. Opposite of anode. See also: electrode ASM, 1
    Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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