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Vacuum Tubes

The conduction of electricity in thin gases in vacuum tubes was the key to the discovery of the electron in 1897. A modern version of the vacuum tube is the television monitor.



   The First Vacuum Tube
   The Electron Discovery Experiment
   Vacuum Tubes at Home


First published: May 15, 2001
Credits: Produced by Nobel Media in collaboration with Erik Johansson
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