Geissler tube


Geissler tube
Geissler tube Geis"sler tube` (Elec.) A glass tube provided with platinum electrodes, and containing some gas under very low tension, which becomes luminous when an electrical discharge is passed through it; -- so called from the name of a noted maker in germany. It is called also {Pl["u]cker tube}, from the German physicist who devised it. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.