Electron gun

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Computer monitor CRT

An electron gun is a component of CRT televisions and computer monitors. It fires a beam of electrons, activating individual pixels in the screen. The gun repeatedly fires and repositions the electron beam, creating a pattern of scan lines that produces a complete image on the screen. The picture to the right shows an open Nokia monitor, and the outside of its electron gun.

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