- Moves in straight line
Cathode rays are being blocked by Maltese cross and a cross-shaped shadow is formed. This shows that cathode rays travel in straight line.
- Carries momentum and energy
- Are charged negative
- Can be deflected by electric field
- Can be deflected by magnetic field.
The path traced is an arc of a circle. Fleming's Left-hand Rule is used to determine the deflection of cathode rays.
- Can produce fluorescence when they strike at fluorescent material
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