Ion Pump

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ion pump

[′ī‚än ‚pəmp]
A vacuum pump in which gas molecules are first ionized by electrons that have been generated by a high voltage and are spiraling in a high-intensity magnetic field, and the molecules are then attracted to a cathode, or propelled by electrodes into an auxiliary pump or an ion trap.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ion Pump


a vacuum pump in which the scavenged gas is subjected to intense ionization and the positively charged ions that form are removed by an electric field. Ion pumps create a vacuum of 10-4 newtons per sq m, or 10-6 mm of mercury.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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