Toepler pump

Toep·​ler pump | \ ˈteplə(r)- \

Definition of Toepler pump

: a gas pump that is used to produce vacuums or to transfer gases from one part of a system to another and that operates by the alternate lowering and raising of a column of mercury with the consequent alternate production of a vacuum in one tube and the exhausting of the gas through another

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History and Etymology for Toepler pump

after August J.I. Toepler †1912 German physicist, its inventor

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“Toepler pump.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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