Silver ion generation, deflection and deposition in vacuum
The potential problems arising during the operation of a pebble bed modular type reactor has stimulated a number of research avenues in different fields. This study presents results of a first approach method of deflecting a silver ion beam, in vacuum. These results serve as a building block for the future research that needs to be conducted in helium. An experimental apparatus was constructed and it was found that theoretically predicted deflections corresponded to within about 20% of the experimental results. The test apparatus could also be used as a practical supplementing a Physic course.