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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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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.
The Alpha II tracks were rectangular in shape as the Calutrons located at the curved portions of the original oval race-track designs had proven difficult to regulate.
As the inspectors appeared at the front gate, the Iraqis moved the calutrons out the back of the base on large tank transporters.
At the time of the invasion of Kuwait, (Iraq) had begun the startup for industrial-scale enrichment using calutrons and had acquired the material, designs and much of the equipment for 20,000 modern centrifuges.
As have two calutrons bought from China for 27- and 30-megawatt research reactors.
The idea of questioning Groves about the relative merits of calutrons compared to gaseous diffusion compared to centrifuges I am sure never occurred to McKellar.
Special applications are in Chapter 6, which covers accelerator MS, and Chapter 7, where large calutrons can be contrasted to the small analyzers that are taken aboard spacecraft, for example.
In 1991, in one of the first, and only, instances of finding prohibited equipment, inspectors came upon some massive calutrons used for enriching uranium at an Iraqi military base.