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fluorescent screen

Line breaks: fluor|es¦cent screen

Definition of fluorescent screen in English:

noun

A transparent screen coated with fluorescent material to show images from X-rays.
Example sentences
  • These electrons are further accelerated to strike a fluorescent screen, where the effects can easily be seen by the eyes.
  • Roentgen noticed that a fluorescent screen in his lab started to glow when the electron beam was turned on.
  • A long, thin guide wire with a smooth rounded tip is first inserted and then guided, under X-ray control using a fluorescent screen or a TV image intensifier, into the vessel to be examined.

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