5H30.10 - E - Beam Deflection - Cathode Ray Tubes

Code Number:
Demo Title:
E - Beam Deflection - Cathode Ray Tubes
Interaction of Electric and Magnetic Fields
Area of Study:
Electricity & Magnetism
Cathode Tube, Solid-State Induction Coil Power Supply, 6 Volt DC Power Supply, Old Open Frame Oscilloscope, Magnets, and Demo Cathode Tubes.

Hook the electron tube to the induction coil.  Turn on the coil and make sure the polarity is set correctly.  Bring a magnet to the back side of the tube and observe the deflection.  Use the other pole of the magnet and again observe the deflection.  Place the electron tube under the wire instead of the compass.  Turn on the current and observe the deflection.  Change the direction of the current flow in the wire and again observe the deflection.

Bring a magnet to the tube of the old oscilloscope and observe the deflection whether bringing a magnet in from the side or the front.

CAUTION: Since the oscilloscope case is open the electronics are exposed.  Be careful when using the magnet.

The old electron tubes are for demonstration purposes to show construction.

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