Accession Number : ADD010691

Title :   Separation of Carbon Isotopes.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hsu,D S Y ; Manuccia,T J , Jr

Report Date : 27 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Isotopes of carbon are separated by irradiating an isotopic mixture of methyl fluoride with a laser tuned to an absorption and of one of the isotopes, reacting the isotopic mixture with atomic bromine, whereby the excited isotopic form of methyl fluoride reacts at a faster rate than the other form, and separating the products.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Isotope separation, *Carbon, *Tunable lasers, Irradiation, Fluorides, Methyl radicals, Photochemical reactions, Bromine, Reaction kinetics, Laser pumping, Excitation, Molecular states

Subject Categories : Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE