calutron


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calutron

(ˈkæljʊˌtrɒn)
n
(Atomic Physics) a device used for the separation of isotopes
[C20: from Cal(ifornia) U(niversity) + -tron]
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The Power to End a War: The History of the Calutron.
Scientists use it in gas-centrifuge and other enrichment processes and as a purging agent to remove industrial residues from centrifuges and calutron parts.
At least two properties of significance in Oak Ridge, the Y-12 Beta-3 Calutrons and X-10 Graphite Reactor, would also remain for future generations under the proposed park.
My initial laboratories were in the same valley that housed more than a thousand giant Calutrons (preparative mass spectrometers) used to enrich kilograms of U-235.
As the inspectors appeared at the front gate, the Iraqis moved the calutrons out the back of the base on large tank transporters.