gas centrifuge process

gas centrifuge process

[¦gas ′sen·trə‚fyüj ‚präs·əs]
(nucleonics)
A method of isotope separation in which a mixture of isotopes in the gaseous state is spun at high speeds in a centrifuge, and centrifugal forces cause a concentration of heavy isotopes near the walls and light isotopes near the center.
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The tubes will be used by USEC in a gas centrifuge process that will yield enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants.