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Valerie Davis Per. 4 th Discovery of Electrons Long before we realized that currents were made of electrons we had studied electricity. The cathode tube was one example of this. The cathode tube was made with a glass tube in which most of the air was pumped out of. High voltages were then applied between the electrodes at both ends. When voltages were applied scientists could compose fluorescent streams of electricity that would go from the bottom of the tube to the top of the tube. These scientists may have been able to do this but they surely did not understand how it happened. There were many theories as to what was going on including “waves traveling through a mysterious ether”, and others who thought the rays were “streams of particles”. In 1897 J. J. Thomson decided to put this guessing
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