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Title: A review of laser isotope separation of uranium hexafluoride
Authors: Kelly, JW
Keywords: Uranium
Uranium hexafluoride
Infrared radiation
Visible radiation
Ultraviolet radiation
Laser isotope separation
Uranium isotopes
Visible radiation
Issue Date: Apr-1983
Publisher: Australian Atomic Energy Commission
Citation: Kelly, J. W. (1983). A review of laser isotope separation of uranium hexafluoride (AAEC/E567). Lucas Heights, N.S.W.: Research Establishment, Australian Atomic Energy Commission.
Abstract: There is continuing world-wide interest in the possibility of enriching uranium by a laser process which uses uranium hexafluoride. Since no actual commercial plant exists at present this review examines the key areas of related research. It concludes that such a process is feasible that it must employ an adiabatic cooling system with UF6 the minor constituent in a predominantly monatomic or diatomic carrier gas that the necessary infrared and/or ultraviolet-visible lasers are in a state of development bordering on the minimum required and that the economics of such a process appear highly promising.
Gov't Doc #: 168
ISBN: 0642597723
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