Geissler tube

'Geissler tube' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Physics


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An early form of gas-discharge tube designed to demonstrate the luminous effects of an electric discharge passing through a low-pressure gas between two electrodes. Modified forms are used in spectroscopy as a source of light. It was invented in 1858 by Heinrich Geissler (1814–79).

Subjects: Physics.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.