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Title: Isotope separation

Abstract

A method and apparatus is described for separating gas molecules containing one isotope of an element from gas molecules containing other isotopes of the same element in which all of the molecules of the gas are at the same electronic state in their ground state. Gas molecules in a gas stream containing one of the isotopes are selectively excited to a different electronic state while leaving the other gas molecules in their original ground state. Gas molecules containing one of the isotopes are then deflected from the other gas molecules in the stream and thus physically separated.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863152
Patent Number(s):
4105921
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
isotope; separation; method; apparatus; described; separating; gas; molecules; containing; element; isotopes; electronic; ground; stream; selectively; excited; leaving; original; deflected; physically; separated; physically separated; molecules containing; gas molecules; gas stream; isotope separation; stream containing; selectively excite; selectively excited; separating gas; /250/204/505/

Citation Formats

Bartlett, Rodney J, and Morrey, John R. Isotope separation. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Bartlett, Rodney J, & Morrey, John R. Isotope separation. United States.
Bartlett, Rodney J, and Morrey, John R. Sun . "Isotope separation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863152.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus is described for separating gas molecules containing one isotope of an element from gas molecules containing other isotopes of the same element in which all of the molecules of the gas are at the same electronic state in their ground state. Gas molecules in a gas stream containing one of the isotopes are selectively excited to a different electronic state while leaving the other gas molecules in their original ground state. Gas molecules containing one of the isotopes are then deflected from the other gas molecules in the stream and thus physically separated.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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