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Title: Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column

Abstract

A thermal diffusion counterflow method and apparatus for separating isotopes in solution in which the solution is confined in a long, narrow, vertical slit which tapers from bottom to top. The variation in the width of the slit permits maintenance of a stable concentration distribution with relatively long columns, thus permitting isotopic separation superior to that obtained in the prior art.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Mound Plant (MOUND), Miamisburg, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6666538
Application Number:
ON: DE87007284
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00053
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; ISOTOPE SEPARATION; THERMAL DIFFUSION; COUNTERFLOW SYSTEMS; DIFFUSION; SEPARATION PROCESSES; 050500* - Nuclear Fuels- Uranium Enrichment

Citation Formats

Rutherford, W M. Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Rutherford, W M. Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column. United States.
Rutherford, W M. Wed . "Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column". United States.
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abstractNote = {A thermal diffusion counterflow method and apparatus for separating isotopes in solution in which the solution is confined in a long, narrow, vertical slit which tapers from bottom to top. The variation in the width of the slit permits maintenance of a stable concentration distribution with relatively long columns, thus permitting isotopic separation superior to that obtained in the prior art.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {12}
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