The optical separation techniques select the desired isotopes and by exciting them strongly change their physical or chemical behavior. By a suitable process it is therefore possible to remove very efficiently the excited isotopes from the mixtures. The following topics are discussed: (1) basic principles of isotopic selective excitation; (2) separation by beam deflection; (3) separation by two-step-photoionization; (4) isotope separation by selective chemical reaction of excited atoms and by selective ionization of molecules; and (5) isotope separation by chemical reaction of excited molecules.
In Von Karman Inst. for Fluid Dyn. Aerodyn. Separation of Gases and Isotopes 22 p (SEE N79-19267 10-34
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- Isotope Separation;
- Laser Applications;
- Molecular Excitation;
- Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer