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In Search of the Big Bang's Energy

... sophisticated diffusion plant in a country ruined by a recent war, and in the remote Siberia… At the dawn of the atomic age, uranium isotopes separation in a centrifuge was considered alongside diffusion separation. In the centrifuge’s rotor, molecules of uranium hexafluoride with the heavy uranium isotope concentrate closer to the rotor wall than molecules with the light isotope. By using many centrifuges united into a cascade, one can obtain enriched uranium-235 hexafluoride. The principle of separation ...

Modified: 25.10.2007
uranium , AECC , isotope , plant , chemical complex , uranium hexafluoride , USSR , nuclear weapons
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