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Magnet from Ion Pump


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.

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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.

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Manufacturer: Unknown.

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.

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  • Donated to UTSIC