Definition of anticathode in English:

anticathode

noun

Physics
  • The target (or anode) of an X-ray tube which is struck by electrons from the cathode and from which X-rays are emitted.

    • ‘This is readily seen by comparing the values of the atomic absorption edges with those of the characteristic wavelengths of anticathodes normally used.’
    • ‘The invention concerns an X-ray tube anticathode designed to be able to rotate at an extremely high speed.’
    • ‘In fact, the anticathode lacks any type of electrical connector.’
    • ‘Accordingly anticathodes of palladium and rhodium were produced, which fully answered the purpose in view.’
    • ‘It consists of an X-ray tube with interchangeable anticathodes and the necessary pumps and power supplies.’

Pronunciation

anticathode

/antɪˈkaθəʊd/