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A device for producing a narrow stream of electrons from a heated cathode.
- ‘The experiment involves a source of quantum entities, let us say an electron gun that fires a steady stream of particles.’
- ‘Each pixel consists of a cell that's excited by applied current to light up the phosphor, rather than an electron gun that scans across a phosphor array.’
- ‘The basic idea is that an electron gun at the back of the picture tube fires a beam of electrons toward the inside front of the tube, which is coated with a layer of phosphorus material.’
- ‘When we built the electron gun we knew that a big problem would be to operate it at high electric field strength without breakdown.’
- ‘A magnet distorts the picture as it distorts the path of electrons flowing from the electron gun towards the screen inside the tv.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.