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Title: Laser isotope separation of erbium and other isotopes

Abstract

Laser isotope separation is accomplished using at least two photoionization pathways of an isotope simultaneously, where each pathway comprises two or more transition steps. This separation method has been applied to the selective photoionization of erbium isotopes, particularly for the enrichment of {sup 167}Er. The hyperfine structure of {sup 167}Er was used to find two three-step photoionization pathways having a common upper energy level. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
100992
Patent Number(s):
5,443,702
Application Number:
PAN: 8-079,583
Assignee:
PTO; SCA: 070100; PA: EDB-95:128723; SN: 95001445717
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 22 Aug 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
07 ISOTOPE AND RADIATION SOURCE TECHNOLOGY; ERBIUM 167; LASER ISOTOPE SEPARATION; PHOTOIONIZATION; HYPERFINE STRUCTURE; ENERGY LEVELS

Citation Formats

Haynam, C A, and Worden, E F. Laser isotope separation of erbium and other isotopes. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Haynam, C A, & Worden, E F. Laser isotope separation of erbium and other isotopes. United States.
Haynam, C A, and Worden, E F. Tue . "Laser isotope separation of erbium and other isotopes". United States.
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abstractNote = {Laser isotope separation is accomplished using at least two photoionization pathways of an isotope simultaneously, where each pathway comprises two or more transition steps. This separation method has been applied to the selective photoionization of erbium isotopes, particularly for the enrichment of {sup 167}Er. The hyperfine structure of {sup 167}Er was used to find two three-step photoionization pathways having a common upper energy level. 3 figs.},
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year = {1995},
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