Accession Number : AD0635643

Title :   ELEMENTARY INTRODUCTION TO ISOTOPE SEPARATION.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Holliday, Dennis ; Plesset, Milton S.

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : A discussion of six isotope separation processes; (1) the separation nozzle, (2) sweep diffusion, (3) thermal diffusion, (4) electromagnetic separation, (5) gaseous diffusion, and (6) centrifugation. The emphasis is on the physical principles involved in each process and on the use of these physical differences. Because five of the processes involve devices that give individually a very small separation, a cascade of these devices is required to effect large separations. The steady-state theory of such cascades is also discussed.

Descriptors :   (*ISOTOPE SEPARATION, INSTRUCTION MANUALS), ISOTOPES, CENTRIFUGE SEPARATION, GASEOUS DIFFUSION SEPARATION, MAGNETIC SEPARATION, THERMAL DIFFUSION SEPARATION, REACTOR FUEL ENRICHMENT, NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

Subject Categories : Isotopes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE