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Title: VELOCITY SELECTOR METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF ISOTOPES

Abstract

A velocity selector apparatus is described for separating and collecting an enriched fraction of the isotope of a particular element. The invention has the advantage over conventional mass spectrometers in that a magnetic field is not used, doing away with the attendant problems of magnetic field variation. The apparatus separates the isotopes by selectively accelerating the ionized constituents present in a beam of the polyisotopic substance that are of uniform kinetic energy, the acceleration being applied intermittently and at spaced points along the beam and in a direction normal to the direction of the propagation of the uniform energy beam whereby a transverse displacement of the isotopic constituents of different mass is obtained.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Originating Research Org. not identified
OSTI Identifier:
4307689
Patent Number(s):
2818507
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission DTIE; NSA-12-006999
NSA Number:
NSA-12-006999
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ENERGY; ENRICHMENT; IONIZATION; ISOTOPES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; PATENT; SEPARATION PROCESSES; VARIATIONS; VELOCITY

Citation Formats

Britten, R.J. VELOCITY SELECTOR METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF ISOTOPES. United States: N. p., 1957. Web.
Britten, R.J. VELOCITY SELECTOR METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF ISOTOPES. United States.
Britten, R.J. Tue . "VELOCITY SELECTOR METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF ISOTOPES". United States.
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title = {VELOCITY SELECTOR METHOD FOR THE SEPARATION OF ISOTOPES},
author = {Britten, R.J.},
abstractNote = {A velocity selector apparatus is described for separating and collecting an enriched fraction of the isotope of a particular element. The invention has the advantage over conventional mass spectrometers in that a magnetic field is not used, doing away with the attendant problems of magnetic field variation. The apparatus separates the isotopes by selectively accelerating the ionized constituents present in a beam of the polyisotopic substance that are of uniform kinetic energy, the acceleration being applied intermittently and at spaced points along the beam and in a direction normal to the direction of the propagation of the uniform energy beam whereby a transverse displacement of the isotopic constituents of different mass is obtained.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1957},
month = {12}
}