plücker tube

plücker tube
\\ˈpli]kə(r)-, -lu̇]\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized P
Etymology: after Julius Plücker died 1868 German mathematician and physicist
: 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

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