Deflection of Ag-atoms in a magnetic field

Kheswa, Bonginkosi Vincent ; Dobson, Robert Thomas (2011)


ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An apparatus that generates and deflect silver-109 atoms with an inhomogeneous and homogeneous magnetic field was constructed. The experimental results found using this apparatus were used to make a recommendation, to the idea of removing silver-110 atoms from the helium fluid of Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR) with an inhomogeneous magnetic field based on the Stern-Gerlach principle. It is shown that experimental results corresponded well with the theoretical predictions. The apparatus was also used for a practical for a course for mechanical engineers in modern physics.

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