Plücker tube


Plück·​er tube
: a gas-filled discharge tube with a narrowly constricted straight portion in which the intensified luminosity adapts the tube to use in the spectroscopy of gases

Word History


after Julius Plücker †1868 German mathematician and physicist

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“Plücker tube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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