calutron


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calutron

[′kal·yə‚trän]
(nucleonics)
An electromagnetic apparatus for separating isotopes of uranium and other elements according to their masses, using the principle of the mass spectrograph.
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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.
This is what was done in constructing the Oak Ridge calutrons.
Program I ran from November 1942 to November 1943 and Program II, necessitated by the expansion of the number of calutrons authorized by Groves in September, 1943, ran from late November 1943 to August 1944.
Many of the bulky calutron pole magnets used to enrich uranium were produced in Austria by a state-owned firm that shipped the finished products to Iraq, half by truck through Turkey and the rest through Hamburg.
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.