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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 obtainable in the prior art.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Dayton, OH)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866594
Patent Number(s):
4746426
Application Number:
06/804,413
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00053
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
liquid-phase; thermal; diffusion; isotope; separation; apparatus; method; tapered; column; counterflow; separating; isotopes; solution; confined; narrow; vertical; slit; tapers; bottom; top; variation; width; permits; maintenance; stable; concentration; distribution; relatively; columns; permitting; isotopic; superior; obtainable; prior; separation apparatus; isotope separation; separating isotopes; isotopic separation; thermal diffusion; phase thermal; vertical slit; concentration distribution; /210/

Citation Formats

Rutherford, William M. Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Rutherford, William M. Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column. United States.
Rutherford, William M. Tue . "Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866594.
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title = {Liquid-phase thermal diffusion isotope separation apparatus and method having tapered column},
author = {Rutherford, William M.},
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 obtainable in the prior art.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {5}
}

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