Electron Tube

Item Name Code (INC) 00001

Electron Tubes and Associated Hardware
Federal Supply Class: FSC 5960
NATO Supply Classification Class: NSC 5960
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components
Federal Supply Group: FSG 59
NATO Supply Classification Group: NSG 59
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INC 00001 Electron Tube
INC 00001 Electron Tube

An inclosure, including two or more electrodes, in which a flow of electrons may occur through a vacuum or a contained gas. The electronic conduction takes place either by means of electrons emitted from a cathode or by ionization of the contained gas. Includes phototubes (photoemissive type only), Geiger-Mueller tubes, traveling wave tubes, cathode ray tubes and microwave tubes (Klystron, magnetron, or the like). Excludes items whose primary purpose is to produce light energy. Also excludes PHOTOELECTRIC CELL; and SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE (as modified).

Additional Information for Electron Tube Additional Information for Electron Tube

Electron tubes, also known as vacuum tubes or valve tubes, are electronic components used in various electrical and electronic equipment. They are part of the supply class "Electron Tubes And Associated Hardware" in the supply group "Electrical And Electronic Equipment Components."

Electron tubes are sealed glass or metal containers that contain a vacuum or low-pressure gas. They consist of several key components, including:

1. Cathode: The cathode is a heated filament or cathode sleeve that emits electrons when heated. It is responsible for the electron emission in the tube.

2. Anode: The anode, also known as the plate, is a positively charged electrode that attracts the emitted electrons from the cathode. It collects and amplifies the electron flow.

3. Grid: The grid is an electrode placed between the cathode and anode. It controls the flow of electrons by varying the voltage applied to it. The grid can be used to amplify or modulate the electron flow.

4. Control Elements: Some electron tubes may have additional control elements, such as screens, suppressors, or control grids. These elements help in controlling the electron flow and improving the performance of the tube.

Electron tubes are used in a wide range of applications, including audio amplifiers, radio transmitters and receivers, television sets, radar systems, and scientific instruments. They were widely used in early electronic devices before the advent of solid-state electronics.

It's important to note that electron tubes have been largely replaced by solid-state devices such as transistors and integrated circuits in modern electronic equipment. However, they still find applications in specialized areas where their unique characteristics, such as high power handling or high-frequency operation, are advantageous.

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RNCC: 5 | RNVC: 2 | MEDALS: Y | DAC: 5
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