Magnet from Ion Pump
Accession Number: 2018.ph.785
A magnetic metal component in the shape of a “U”. The magnet has two right angle pieces at its base. The magnet is painted olive green.
Primary Materials: Metal.
The following is written on one side of the magnet in permanent marker: “Component of Ion Pump”.
Dimensions (cm): Height = 15, Width = 12, Length = 16.
Ion pumps are used to created ultra high vacuums. Magnets are essential components of ion pumps.
Good: The paint is damaged across parts of this magnet, especially towards the top. The metal underneath the paint has started to oxidize.
Date of Manufacture: Unknown.
This item was recovered, along with a number of other artifacts, during the cleanup process following the closure of the IsoTrace tandem accelerator laboratory and the opening of a new facility at the University of Ottawa.
- Donated to UTSIC