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An electron gun has a strict electronics definition is an electrical component in some vacuum tubes that produces a narrow, collimated electron beam that has a precise kinetic energy. The largest use is in cathode ray tubes (CRTs), used in older television sets, computer displays, and oscilloscopes. They are also used in microwave linear beam vacuum ...
"an electron gun" is not well defined. If the energy of the electrons is low, they will stop quickly in air, so will not cause a problem. If the energy is high, it depends what the flux is. Low and high depend on how close you can put your hand.
I'm not a professional, but from what I understand all these devices really do is produce an RF field, and unless it's gamma radiation or it's strong enough to burn you up (such as if you were put in a giant microwave oven) RF will not hurt you. That said, I would not stick parts of my body in front of anything that emits any kind of radiation without a ...
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