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Title: Method for isotope separation by photodeflection

Abstract

In the method of separating isotopes wherein a desired isotope species is selectively deflected out of a beam of mixed isotopes by irradiating the beam with a directed beam of light of narrowly defined frequency which is selectively absorbed by the desired species, the improvement comprising irradiating the deflected beam with light from other light sources whose frequencies are selected to cause the depopulation of any metastable excited states.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Oakland, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862972
Patent Number(s):
4063090
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B01 - PHYSICAL OR CHEMICAL PROCESSES OR APPARATUS IN GENERAL B01D - SEPARATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; isotope; separation; photodeflection; separating; isotopes; desired; species; selectively; deflected; beam; mixed; irradiating; directed; light; narrowly; defined; frequency; absorbed; improvement; comprising; sources; frequencies; selected; depopulation; metastable; excited; improvement comprising; desired isotope; light source; isotope separation; light sources; separating isotopes; selectively absorbed; selectively absorb; narrowly defined; directed beam; /250/204/

Citation Formats

Bernhardt, Anthony F. Method for isotope separation by photodeflection. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Bernhardt, Anthony F. Method for isotope separation by photodeflection. United States.
Bernhardt, Anthony F. Sat . "Method for isotope separation by photodeflection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862972.
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abstractNote = {In the method of separating isotopes wherein a desired isotope species is selectively deflected out of a beam of mixed isotopes by irradiating the beam with a directed beam of light of narrowly defined frequency which is selectively absorbed by the desired species, the improvement comprising irradiating the deflected beam with light from other light sources whose frequencies are selected to cause the depopulation of any metastable excited states.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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