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.
The possibility that Iran might subsequently have tried some kind of reverse engineering to produce their own calutron hybrid, (as Iraq did) cannot be ruled out.
PRC technicians built a calutron, or electromagnetic isotope separation system, for enriching uraniumat the Karaj nuclear research facility, according to "confidential reports" submitted to Iranian President Rafsanjani by his senior aides, according to the London Sunday Telegraph (as reported in the September 25, 1995 Washington Times).
12) This vast amount of energy was required to power the Y-12 where workers used calutrons to refine uranium and at the K-25 plant where the uranium was enriched.