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Anode ray: An anode ray is a beam of positive ions that are created by certain types of gas discharge tubes. They were first observed in Crookes tubes during experiments by the German scientist Eugen Goldstein, in 1886. Later work on anode rays by Wilhelm Wien and J. J. Thomson led to the development of mass spectrometry.
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by Robert Splinter
In gas-filled tube with anode and cathode this represents the ions released from the anode, and are called anode ray or canal ray. The positive ions migrate toward the anode under the applied electric field. The canal rays migrate in ...
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