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Title: CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ISOTOPE SEPARATING APPARATUS

Abstract

A method is described for controlling the position of the ion beams in a calutron used for isotope separation. The U/sup 238/ beams is centered over the U/sup 235/ receiving pocket, the operator monitoring the beam until a maximum reading is achieved on the meter connected to that pocket. Then both beams are simultaneously shifted by a preselected amount to move the U/sup 235/ beam over the U/sup 235/ pocket. A slotted door is placed over the entrance to that pocket during the U/sup 238/ beam centering to reduce the contamination to the pocket, while allowing enough beam to pass for monitoring purposes.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4166149
Patent Number(s):
2922882
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
NSA Number:
NSA-14-015875
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-60
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ISOTOPE SEPARATION; CALUTRON; CONTROL ELEMENTS; ION BEAMS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; MONITORING; URANIUM 235; URANIUM 238

Citation Formats

Barnes, S W. CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ISOTOPE SEPARATING APPARATUS. United States: N. p., 1960. Web.
Barnes, S W. CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ISOTOPE SEPARATING APPARATUS. United States.
Barnes, S W. Tue . "CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ISOTOPE SEPARATING APPARATUS". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for controlling the position of the ion beams in a calutron used for isotope separation. The U/sup 238/ beams is centered over the U/sup 235/ receiving pocket, the operator monitoring the beam until a maximum reading is achieved on the meter connected to that pocket. Then both beams are simultaneously shifted by a preselected amount to move the U/sup 235/ beam over the U/sup 235/ pocket. A slotted door is placed over the entrance to that pocket during the U/sup 238/ beam centering to reduce the contamination to the pocket, while allowing enough beam to pass for monitoring purposes.},
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